Making Emergency Alerts and 911 Accessible
April 6, 2011
Emergency alerts and 911 are the two sides of the emergency communications coin. Alerts warn...
Lifeline: Promoting Telephone Subscribership on Tribal Lands...
May 10, 2011 (Published)
Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for...
Haiti's Earthquake: One Year After
January 18, 2011
It’s one year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti and we at the FCC, like many other...
Critical Infrastructure Protection Month
December 22, 2010
On December 3 of this year, the President issued a Proclamation that December is Critical...
Moving Forward on Next Generation 911
December 21, 2010
Today, the Commission adopted a Notice of Inquiry which initiates a comprehensive proceeding to...
Creating Interoperable Communications for First Responders
December 10, 2010
Today we took a very important step in ensuring nationwide interoperability for public safety...
Emergencies Abroad: What Do You Dial?
December 1, 2010
If you're traveling in Europe and suddenly you need to make an emergency call - what do you do?...
9-1-1's Next Frontier
November 23, 2010
This morning Chairman Genachowski, Public Safety Bureau Chief Jamie Barnett and a collection of FCC...
Lifeline and Link-Up Programs: Stay Connected!
October 12, 2010
No one should be without access to vital emergency services and community resources because they...
Five Years Ago
August 30, 2010
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is here, we are faced with a strong swirl of emotions...