NENA is commending Federal Communications Commissioner Robert M. McDowell for his
record of commitment to improving 9-1-1 services. McDowell on Wednesday
announced that he will step down from his post within a few weeks.
was first appointed to the FCC by President George W. Bushand unanimously
confirmed by the Senate in 2006. He was reappointed in 2009 by
PresidentObama and reconfirmed unanimously by the Senate.
"Commissioner McDowell is a good friend of NENA and a longtime supporter of 9-1-1 and public
safety,” said NENA CEO Brian Fontes. "At every turn, he has been a strong ally
in addressing current challenges and accelerating the development of Next
Generation 9-1-1 networks. We wish him well in his future endeavors and
look forward to continuing our close working relationship with his successor
and all commissioners."