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Barely anyone used text-to-911 during Hurricane Harvey

Aug 30, 2017
Only a handful of texts were sent to 911.
A Sheriff's boat rescues people after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 28, 2017.
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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.

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...

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...