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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) To Vote on 7/16 To Strengthen 911 Location Accuracy

Jul 15, 2020

The FCC will vote on July 16 to strengthen its November rules, particularly by requiring that wireless carriers deploy z-axis technology nationwide, that wireless carriers provide dispatchable location with wireless 911 calls when technically feasible. For a summary of these improvements, see this fact sheet.
NAEMT President Matt Zavadsky commented, "NAEMT strongly supports the FCC’s proposed July 16th vote to improve 911 location accuracy by mandating wireless carrier implementation of z-axis and dispatchable location (allowing high-rise story level to be better determined) capabilities. This will save EMS time in responding and time is lives."