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FCC Announces Workshop On E9-1-1 Location Accuracy

Tuesday, September 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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On October 2, 2013, the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) will host a
public workshop to discuss recent developments in the use of wireless technology to contact emergency
services. The workshop will explore current trends that may be affecting the provision and quality of 9-1-1
location information delivered to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), including the increased
volume of wireless 9-1-1 calls and the increase in wireless calls originating from indoor locations. The
workshop will also examine issues raised in the August 12, 2013 ex parte filing by the California chapter
of the National Emergency Number Association (CALNENA) regarding the percentage of wireless 9-1-1
calls in which E9-1-1 Phase II location information is provided to PSAPs. 1 Finally, the workshop will
explore potential solutions that could improve the delivery of accurate E9-1-1 location information. The
workshop will be held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC, 20554. Further
details regarding the workshop participants, panels, and times will be announced by future public notice.
In advance of the workshop, the Bureau invites interested parties to comment on the issues listed
below that will be the subject of discussion at the workshop. The Bureau also intends to make certain
wireless 9-1-1 call tracking data relating to the provision of Phase II location information available in the
record of PS Docket No. 07-114, and invites interested parties to submit relevant call tracking data as

well, which will likewise be placed in the docket for public review and comment.

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