On November 18, 2013, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) hosted a public workshop to discuss recent developments in the use of wireless technology to contact emergency services. The workshop explored current trends that may be affecting the provision and quality of 911 location information delivered to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), including the increased volume of wireless 911 calls and the increase in wireless calls originating from indoor locations. The workshop also examined issues raised in the August 12, 2013 ex parte filing by the California chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (CALNENA)regarding the percentage of wireless 911 calls in which E911 Phase II location information is provided to PSAPs.[1] Finally, the workshop will explore potential solutions that could improve the delivery of accurate E911 location information. The workshop will be held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC, 20554. Further details regarding the workshop participants, panels, and times will be announced by future public notice.

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