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All Wireless Providers Required to Support Text-to-911

August 2014 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a press release August 8, 2014 establishing compliance deadlines for text-to-911 services. The adopted rules complement previous voluntary commitments made by the top four wireless carriers to support text-to-911 by May 2014. In addition to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-mobile, certain IP-based text applications and the remaining wireless carriers are expected to support text-to-911 by the end of the year. The rulemaking establishes a six-month grace period after that time, should 911 call centers request the service in their area. For additional information, please click the link below.

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