TITLE

Bad report card

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, DONNY
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Feb2013, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the statement of U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that derecho windstorms-related 911 failures in June 2012 were avoidable if wireline service providers followed industry best practices. FCC reportedly will launch a rulemaking designed to make existing 911 system more reliable and accelerate FCC's push for next-generation 911. It is noted that NG-911 will leverage Internet Protocol network architecture by rerouting traffic automatically when failures occur.
ACCESSION #
85708380

 

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