Nationwide Outage for AT&T Wireless Customers Early Tuesday morning, 9-1-1 PSAPs began posting to their respective social media accounts about a 9-1-1 outage for AT&T Wireless customers. Citizens with AT&T cellular service were unable to call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance for at least 2 hours. As early as 06:30am CST, social media accounts for 9-1-1 […]
As of June 7, 2019, 15 more agencies across the country have reported to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that they have successfully implemented Text-to-911 in their service areas. FCC: Text-to-911 PSAP Master Registry FCC rules require all wireless carriers and other providers of text messaging applications in the United States to deliver emergency texts […]
Texting 911 from a cellphone went live Jan. 23 in Franklin County, and since then, the Columbus Division of Police has fielded frequent exchanges in which people text when they could call instead. To text 911, users enter “911” into the recipient field of their mobile device and text a brief but detailed message that […]
An ambulance racing toward a single-room occupancy hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood wouldn’t have known where to go in October 2018 had it not been for a ping from a smartphone. The caller had just fallen down a stairwell inside the SRO hotel and the only location the person could provide was a nearby […]
NG9-1-1 Act of 2019 introduced in US Congress.
Verizon 911 outage in Snohomish County, Washington restored.
The National Emergency Number Association has released it’s i3 Standard for Next Generation 9-1-1 document for public review. From NENA’s Public Release: NENA is pleased to announce that version 3 of the NENA i3 Standard for Next Generation 9-1-1 (American National Standard Candidate NENA-STA-010.3-201x) is available for public review and comment. This standard provides detailed functional […]
Cuyahoga County in the Cleveland, Ohio area experienced intermittent connectivity issues with its 9-1-1 system for several hours today resulting in a periodic service outage.
FCC grants E911 location accuracy waivers to rural CMRS providers
MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 29, 2019– Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (“Comtech”) (Nasdaq: CMTL), announced today that during its third quarter of fiscal 2019, it was awarded a five-year contract valued in excess of $100.0 million to develop, implement and operate a Comtech Next-Generation 911 emergency communications system for a Northeastern State. In connection with the contract award, […]