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On August 8, 2014, the FCC adopted rules to promote widespread text-to-911 availability in a Report & Order requiring text messaging providers and certain Internet protocol-based text apps to enable Americans to text 911 in an emergency. The FCC also adopted a 3rd Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on additional issues concerning the provision of text-to- 911, including the delivery of location information, support for text-to-911 when roaming, and future texting services, such as real-time text communications.
On September 16, 2014, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing the comment and reply comment due dates.
Comments Due: 10/16/2014
Reply Comments Due: 11/17/2014
Links to the Public Notice:
Links to the Report & Order & 3rd Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:
For further information, contact Dana Zelman, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, either at 202-418-0546 or email Dana.Zelman@fcc.gov. You may also call the ASL Consumer Support Line via videophone at 844-4-FCC-ASL (844-432-2275) or 202-810-0444. More information is available at the FCC’s webpage on text-to-911: http://www.fcc.gov/text-to-911.