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In late February of 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) submitted a Report to Congress for the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Next Generation 911 Services. As the transition from legacy 911 to NG911 continues, this report is an important step towards putting in place a nationwide, regulatory infrastructure. The 59 page document spells out a number of recommendations, including several that have potential to impact organizations and how they currently handle E911. As stated in the report: it “sets forth recommendations for Congress on how to best navigate the complicated transition from legacy 911 to NG911 networks and to regulate NG911 service in the future. We first make recommendations for a legal and regulatory framework on both the state and federal levels for the administration of NG911 service. Second, we explore possible legal mechanisms that would ensure efficient and accurate transmission of 911 caller information to emergency response agencies. Third, we make recommendations for the elimination of regulatory roadblocks and outdated state and federal 911 regulations.” Among the recommendations:
To read the complete Report: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0227/DOC-319165A2.pdf
To view a map of states that currently have some form of E911 legislation enacted, visit www.911etc.com/legislation.