TITLE

E-911: Costs, Benefits And Pitfalls

AUTHOR(S)
Buyer, Martha
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Nov2004, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a series of recommendations regarding the implementation of a truly enhanced 911 system for wireless telephone users in the U.S. Included among recommendations are: Closer cooperation between state and federal parties; The creation of a national E-911 office within the Department of Homeland Security; A request for the Federal Communications Commission to address technical problems of implementation and to act as a clearinghouse for information; An increased focus on the implementation of a cost-recovery mechanism necessary to support public safety access points so that first responders have the best chance of responding in an emergency. The E-911 Implementation Act of 2003 provides that under the second phase of wireless E-911 deployment, matching grants will be available to "eligible entities" for "the implementation of phase II E-911 services through planning, infrastructure improvements, telecommunications equipment purchases and personnel training."
ACCESSION #
15056805

 

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