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CTIA: WOW Lifesaver: Young Boy Contacts 911 with Cellphone to Save His Mom

Since our blog focus is on wireless safety this month, we thought we’d remind folks about some of the “Wireless Lifesavers” and their inspiring stories. Jacob Ratliff was in the car one day when his mother became ill and fainted. Jacob used his mom’s cell phone to contact 911 and alert them to where the car [...]

Wireless Helps You to be Safe and Smart During the Memorial Day Weekend

With many already starting their Memorial Day weekend, we hope everyone has a relaxing and safe holiday. Whether you’re going to a barbecue, the beach or spending quality time with your family and friends, wireless technology can help you stay safe. Driving a car? Don’t text! It’s 100% incompatible with safe driving. Check out our [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on Today’s Wireless Emergency Alerts Announcement

Today, I issued the following statement in response to the announcement made by several wireless carriers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York City on the delivery of wireless emergency alerts under the Warning Alert and Response Network (WARN) Act: “Today’s announcement by several wireless carriers to begin delivering [...]

CTIA-The Wireless Association Statement on the FCC’s Adoption of the NPRM on Signal Boosters

In response to the FCC’s adoption of the signal boosters NPRM, here is a statement from CTIA-The Wireless Association’s Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Brian Josef: “While we have yet to read the NPRM, we remain concerned that poorly manufactured or improperly installed boosters can do much more harm than good for both consumers [...]

The Right Way to NG911

Modernizing our emergency communications infrastructure is critical to keeping Americans safe. With almost 27 percent of U.S. consumers in wireless-only households, emergency responders must be able to receive and respond to wireless distress calls. On the blog, we’ve discussed the importance of next generation 911 (NG911) networks with location accuracy and accessibility, and today’s focus [...]

E-911 and Location Accuracy

First responders must know your location so they can effectively respond to your emergency call. As we’ve said before on the blog, your wireless device is fundamentally a public safety tool and your lifeline if you need help. CTIA and the wireless industry believe all Americans should have access to Enhanced 911 (E-911) services, including [...]

Next Generation 911: Improving the Safety of the Accessibility Community

As we’ve said on the blog, CTIA and our members are 100% committed to ensuring wireless customers can access E-911 services (read more about our position on E-911 and location accuracy). Today, we’re reviewing our comments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the best approach to making NG911 services compliant with the Americans with [...]

CTIA’s FCC Filing on E911 and Location Accuracy

We talk a lot about the numerous apps and other cool things you can do with your mobile device, which means we sometimes gloss over the fact that at its core, it’s a public safety tool. Should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, your wireless device is your lifeline and source of help. [...]

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