Washington, D.C. – The FCC today adopted an order that establishes performance benchmarks and an implementation schedule for wireless carriers when providing enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) location accuracy at the county level, instead of the current network-wide metric.  In addition, the Commission released a further notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of inquiry to address various next generation 9-1-1 (NG911) issues. The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President-Federal Regulatory:

“AT&T commends the FCC for developing effective wireless E911 performance and reporting requirements that will greatly benefit the public. Today’s order, which is the result of close collaboration between the wireless industry, public safety and the FCC, marks an important step forward in bringing federal regulations up to speed with advancements in technology and enabling first responders to receive more meaningful location information during emergencies. It is through these types of collaborative efforts that progress is made to continually improve public safety.”

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