FCC drops E911 cost-recovery mandate

Weaver, Heather Forsgren
November 1999
RCR;11/22/99, Vol. 18 Issue 47, p5
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Reports on the United States Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) elimination of the requirement that a cost-recovery mechanism be in place before carriers must deploy wireless enhanced 911 services. Requirement that costs to public safety answering points be recovered before mandatory e911 is deployed; Result of heavy lobbying from the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.


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