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911 Calls

Dialing 911 From Offices or Hotels - Potential New Regulations

The FCC is assessing whether additional federal regulations are needed to ensure that workers in office buildings or hotel guests have access to up-to-date 911 services when the business owner uses new IP communications...more

911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such...more

Reminder: FCC Annual 911 Reliability Certification Due October 16, 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Annual 911 Reliability Certification - Providers of 911, E911, or NG911 capabilities in the United States must file with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), by October 16, 2017,* an annual certification of the...more

FCC Launches Proceeding to Examine 911 Capabilities of Enterprise-Based 911 Services on Multi-Line Telephone Systems

by Hogan Lovells on

The FCC intends to launch a new proceeding to examine issues related to 911 capabilities of enterprise-based 911 services provided over multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) and IP-based systems (collectively referred to as...more

FCC (Again) Takes to Bully Pulpit to Urge Network Reliability “Best Practices” to Combat Service Outages

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On July 12, 2017, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Public Notice encouraging communications service providers to implement certain “best...more

FCC Takes No Enforcement Action Despite Report Finding that Avoidable Failures Led to AT&T Mobility 911 Outage

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On May 18, 2017, at the Federal Communication Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) May Open Meeting, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“Bureau”) presented its final report on its investigation into the VoLTE 911...more

Consolidation of Illinois 911 Authorities Pursuant to Public Act 99-0006

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Illinois General Assembly in Summer 2015 adopted Public Act 99-0006 (Act), which significantly amended the Emergency Telephone System Act (50 ILCS 750) (ETSA) and repealed the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act (50...more

TracFone Withdraws Emergency Petition

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As previously reported, in October 2014 TracFone filed an Emergency Petition with the FCC asking it to preempt state 911 fees on Lifeline subscribers who receive no-charge wireless Lifeline service. In 2015, it tweaked its...more

FCC's IP Decision Might be Good for Providers and Bad for Business

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On August 6, 2015, in a series of rulings and tentative decisions that will afford telecommunications providers more flexibility in transitioning to IP networks while at the same time may serve to impose unanticipated costs...more

Wireless Carriers and Text Messaging Providers Should Check PSAP Registry for Text-to-911 Readiness and Contact PSAPs

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) released its final public notice of updates to the Commission’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Text-to-911 Readiness and Certification...more

T-Mobile Agrees to Pay FCC $17.5 Million to Settle 911 Outage Investigation

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On July 16th, the Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) reached a $17.5 million Consent Decree with T-Mobile to resolve an investigation into two separate but related 911 service...more

New Rules on Location of Wireless 911 Calls

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

For the first time, FCC regulations will cover location of 911 calls placed within buildings. Historically, the FCC’s requirements for accuracy in determining and transmitting the location of wireless 911 calls were...more

Appellate Court Notes: Week of March 10

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

SC19095 - Edgerton v. Clinton / SC19095 Dissent - Edgerton v. Clinton - Town appealed a $12 million jury verdict when a volunteer fire fighter was sideswiped and then took off after the offending vehicle. He relayed to...more

Warrantless Entry Allowed In Response to 911 Call Where There Is Evidence Of Injury

by Varnum LLP on

Have you ever wondered, as a parent, as a child, or perhaps as a college roommate, what the police can do when you call 911 on behalf of another? In Stricker v. Twp. of Cambridge, Case No. 11-1998 (6th Cir. Jan. 14, 2013),...more

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