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Commissioner Pai Statement on AH&LA Formation of Industry Task Force

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Released: January 17, 2014

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, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).

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January 17, 2014
Matthew Berry, 202-418-2005
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STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI

ON FORMATION OF INDUSTRY TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS 911 CALLS

FROM HOTEL ROOMS

Earlier this week, I started an inquiry into how to ensure that whenever an American dials
911 from a hotel, motel, or office building, he or she can reach emergency personnel. Today, the
American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) announced it is convening a task force to
address that very issue. I am pleased that the AH&LA is examining this often-overlooked aspect
of our nation’s public safety system, and I urge the task force to work with dispatch to find
simple solutions. Nothing can undo the tragic death this past December of Kari Hunt Dunn in
Marshall, Texas, which brought this issue to the nation’s attention. But resolving this problem
would be a fitting tribute to Kari’s memory. I look forward to working with the task force to do
just that.

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