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Tennessee to Launch Text-to-9-1-1 Trial

Thursday, September 6, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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On September 5, AT&T and the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board announced a statewide trial of text-to-9-1-1 service. "NENA applauds the State of Tennessee and AT&T for conducting this trial,” said NENA CEO Brian Fontes. "This effort underscores what can be accomplished when industry and public safety work together for the benefit of all.

"For those in the hearing and speech disabilities community, access to 9-1-1 via text messaging enables the immediate connection to emergency services that every citizen deserves. While NENA strongly recommends contacting 9-1-1 via traditional voice communications whenever possible, we are truly excited by this development and look forward to the day when text-to-9-1-1 can be made available nationwide."

Read the AT&T press release for more information.