911 telecommunicator Carl Hasting answers a call at the 911 center at the Evanston Police Department in Evanston, Illinois.

As 911 outages increase, FCC considers new rules

Aug 24, 2015
The system is moving from analog to digital. The in-between phase has weak spots.
Posted In: 911, phone calls, emergency

Text-to-911 program to launch next year

May 8, 2012
Is it coming too late or being pushed ahead too soon?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, sms, 911

Text to 911 on the way

Aug 11, 2011
Speaking at a meeting of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials in Philadelphia yesterday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski...
Posted In: 911, fcc, texting

Texts for 9-1-1 emergencies

Nov 23, 2010
The FCC says it wants to allow people to use text messaging to report emergencies the way people dial 911 on their phones now. They also want to...
Posted In: 911