The FCC today released
the comment cycle dates for a new proceeding that will, at long last, bring an
end to 9-1-1 calls from Non-Service-Initialized (NSI) wireless phones. The Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking adopted in April seeks comment on:
Eliminating the requirement that
wireless carriers forward to 9-1-1 centers calls from handsets that are not
subscribed to wireless service.
Setting a date-certain for the
phase-out of the rule at 6 months after the adoption of an order.
Protecting access to 9-1-1 from
devices roaming on networks other than the one to which they are subscribed.
Ensuring a smooth transition
through understanding of the technical and operational challenges that network
operators and 9-1-1 centers will face.
Alternative approaches that could
reduce the problems associated with fraudulent NSI 9-1-1 calls.
Interested parties may file comments with the
Commission by visiting www.fcc.gov/ecfs
and using Docket Number 08-51. Comments are due June 5th, 2015, and
Reply Comments are due July 6, 2015. For more information on the NSI
proceeding, please contact Trey Forgety, NENA Director of Government Affairs,