NG9-1-1 Wireless Call Routing- Clarification

In my last blog post, I mentioned that with Next Generation 9-1-1 we will dramatically reduce the number of wireless 9-1-1 calls that are routed to the wrong PSAP. I wrote “With Geospatial Routing, the location of the caller is determined first. This information is then passed on to the GIS mapping function, which should then route the […]

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NextGen 9-1-1 Inside the PSAP

If your career is INSIDE the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), one question might be “How will NG9-1-1 help us do our job?” In speaking with Telecommunicators (those dedicated individuals that answer your 9-1-1 call), many identify the following to be important: Reduce the number of transfers– in other words, have the network route wireless 9-1-1 calls to the correct […]

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FCC Chairman Testifies on NG9-1-1

Today there was a meeting regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) oversight responsibilities, conducted by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. I am encouraged by the recommendation regarding funding for NG9-1-1. Below is the testimony of FCC Chairman Wheeler: Text of Wheeler Testimony on NG9-1-1 During my tenure as FCC Chairman, and in […]

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