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CTIA on the FCC’s Adoption of a Policy Statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911

Following the FCC’s adoption of a policy statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911, I said:

“CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers reach 911 in their greatest time of need. The voluntary commitment made one year ago by the nation’s largest wireless providers to develop and deploy text-to-911 communications capabilities to requesting public safety answering points demonstrates the wireless industry’s commitment to connecting millions of Americans, including individuals with disabilities, with innovative solutions for accessing our nation’s emergency communications system.

“While significant complexities and challenges exist in the delivery of text-to-911 communications, CTIA appreciates the FCC’s vision for text-to-911 service. CTIA welcomes today’s FNPRM that asks important technical and operational questions, and recognizes the important role of public safety answering points in enabling these services. We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders, including public safety, individuals with disabilities and the Commission, to address and resolve these issues.”

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