FCC Signals Support, Issues Public Notice on APCO, NENA, Carriers Location Accuracy Plan

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Since last Friday’s bulletin notifying you of APCO’s success in joining with NENA to reach a landmark consensus plan with the nation’s four largest carriers to improve wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy for both indoor and outdoor calls, we have made significant progress.

APCO, NENA and the four industry partners formally submitted our roadmap for achieving improvements in location accuracy to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 18, 2014.

What has been the initial reaction at the FCC?

Thus far, we have received ...

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APCO and NENA reach concensus plan with major wireless carriers

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Dispatchable location provides address or other critical location information for first responders

On November 14, NENA, APCO, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless announced a consensus plan to meet the FCC’s challenge to improve 9-1-1 indoor location accuracy. The industry has long relied on the public safety expertise at NENA and APCO to find solutions to location accuracy challenges. This agreement builds on that long-term partnership and recognizes that improved indoor location accuracy can be achieved through readily-available indoor location ...

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GPSTC Announces New Communications Officer Online Training Course

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The Georgia Public Safety Training Center has launched a new online training course to help agencies meet a critical training need of public safety communications officers. “Handling TTY Calls” is a 2-hour online independent study course that can be used to help meet the ADA requirements for ongoing training and direct and equal emergency telephone services to people with speech and hearing disabilities.

I would like thank my colleagues Melissa White and Amy Knight for researching, developing, and posting the course ...

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