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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Public Act 99-0006 (Act), which significantly amended the Emergency Telephone System Act (50 ILCS 750) (ETSA) and repealed the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act (50...more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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