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February 2013
Urgent Communications;Feb2013, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p6
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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.


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