FCC fast tracks text-to-911 service
Soon there will be more than just one way to contact 911.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today that the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. have agreed to fast track a service that will let people text the emergency 911 line.
AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all signed on and major deployments are planned to roll out in 2013 and the service should be fully available nationwide by May 15, 2014.
“Access to 911 must catch up with how consumers communicate in the 21st century — and today, we are one step closer towards that…
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