NENAapplauds the 911 Implementation Coordination Office for the publication of its Next Generation 911 Cost Estimatereport to Congress. “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.
 The 911 Implementation Coordination Office is jointly administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
 The report was created pursuant to Section 6508 of the Next Generation 9-1-1 Advancement Act of 2012.