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NENA Applauds Release of Next Generation 9-1-1 Cost Study

Friday, October 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Chris Nussman
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NENA applauds the 911 Implementation Coordination Office[1] for the publication of its Next Generation 911 Cost Estimate report to Congress[2]. “This extensive study, which estimates that a nationwide deployment of NG911 would cost between $9.5 and $12.7 billion, provides policymakers at all levels of government and public-safety stakeholders with the detailed financial information needed to achieve a coordinated, nationwide deployment of NG911,” said NENA President Jamison Peevyhouse, ENP.

A timely transition to NG911 is necessary to ensure that every community has access to the best 9-1-1 service possible. NG911 enables improved information sharing between callers and 9-1-1; enhanced situational awareness and communication between 9-1-1 and field responders; and increased resiliency and reliability of 9-1-1 networks.

NENA looks forward to working with all stakeholders to develop a funding model that provides predictable, adequate, and sustainable funding for NG911 from a mix of state and federal sources for both capital and operating expenditures, allowing for strong performance day-to-day and continuous improvement long-term.

[1] The 911 Implementation Coordination Office is jointly administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

[2] The report was created pursuant to Section 6508 of the Next Generation 9-1-1 Advancement Act of 2012.