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NENA files comments in Multi-Line Telephone System E9-1-1 location proceeding at FCC

Friday, July 13, 2012  
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For many years NENA has urged the Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and state regulators to improve the safety of the nation’s college students, office workers,and military personnel by requiring the manufacturers of Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) to include E9-1-1 location capabilities in their products and services. We have not been alone: Many manufacturers of MLTS equipment or providers of MLTS service have supported our calls for such a requirement.

In the Next Generation 9-1-1 Advancement Act of 2012, Congress directed the Commission to answer an important question related to whether the Commission should impose an MLTS E9-1-1 mandate: Is it feasible for MLTS to adequately locate users who call 9-1-1? NENA believes that the answer to that question is a resounding "yes.”

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Read NENA's comments to the FCC


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