Posts Tagged ‘e911’
Mobile applications continue to enhance the lives of wireless users, providing services that keep people in touch and sometimes aware of dangerous situations. See how the iMap and Skype applications help wireless users stay alert about severe weather and stay in contact with friends and family members in different places and situations.
Two young baseball players, eleven-year-old Layne Cayton and twelve-year-old Brendan Maher, saved the day when they called 911 and attempted CPR after Layne’s father, Tony, collapsed on home plate. Doctors confirmed that the call to 911 helped save Tony’s life after his heart stopped.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
After today’s FCC meeting, I released the following statement: “As Chairman Genachowski pursues his consumer agenda that was discussed at the meeting today, we hope he will address three additional pro-consumer items. “One is the discriminatory 15 percent in taxes and fees that wireless consumers pay each month, which is more than double the rate for [...]
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the “2nd Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges,” which found 13 states that collected the fees used it to support programs other than 911 and five states didn’t respond or didn’t provide information, I released the following statement: “CTIA [...]