FCC Grants E911 Waivers
Mar 24, 2005, 4:58 PM by (staff)
The FCC has granted 32 waivers for Phase II E911 implementation to rural carriers. Phase II of E911 expects carriers to be able to triangulate the location of handset with reasonable accuracy. Carriers are supposed to have this phase completed by 2006. However many rural carrier run their towers in a line along highways, making triangulation - and thus compliance - very difficult, especially on GSM systems. All carriers have previously had to comply with Phase I of E911, which required they provide call centers with a call back number and tower location for each call.
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Can't GSM phones use GPS?
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