State of Emergency
Aug 3, 2005, 7:00 PM by Eric Lin
A comprehensive look at the E-911 issue and the technology behind it. A complete survey of the initiative's history and current status.
In 1996, back when cell phones were still a luxury item, a very forward thinking Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared a set of requirements and deadlines for locating emergency calls originating from mobile phones. Known as enhanced 911, or e911, the requirements gave carriers 5 years to implement technologies that would accurately locate callers in distress. Nine years later, with the FCC's final deadline five months away, only about half of wireless callers can be accurately located.
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Slomin Shield and i haven't heard of a government imposed free security system law...SCREW THE FCC AND ALL IT'S CRAP IT WON"T EVEN LEAVE STERN ALONE!!!!!
by the way i am suprised that the maker of this site wasted his time on this crap...but oh well.
But, just for the sake of arguing the FCC's case...
The whole reason for E-911 is that with regular 911, the operator knows where y...
carriers network rolls back phase II to phase I
this was a known issue and told to the local authoritities ahead of time. The fact is that this can happen with any carrier and not to assume that phase to is current on any particular day.
check your local situation
The state's emergency management does not coordinate 911 in Colorado or really have anything to do with the emergency centers receiving the calls. They are all locally controlled and coordinated.
The funds collected via the tarrif does go to the PSAP but can be used for a variety of operational costs including upgrades but not exclusively for upgrades. Many PSAP also use general funds for their upgrades.
THERE IS NO PSAP DEADLINE FOR UPGRADES.
You should check with your state PUC to determine the current statut of your PSAP (in colorado their are over 40 PSAPs). A list ...
Question About A-GPS with Verizon
Hey Rich Question
All the phone reviews and releases and conferences are great but some days (especially when we're in a sales slump and the carriers are jerking us around like now) I just don't care about Samsung's latest gadget. This piece was really intresting as I had no idea it was such a complex (nor depressing, nor frustrating... 😡 😕 )situation. Knowing alot more now, I am going to look into where compliance is at near me. Since I'm the cell guru in my social circle, if compliance isn't up to snuff I think I might send out a mass email to my address book to talk to their state reps.