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Wireless RERC Comments on Text-to-911 Deployment

The Wireless RERC submitted reply comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission's Further Notice of Purposed Rulemaking: Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications [PS Docket No. 11-153] and Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment [PS Docket No. 10-255]. The Wireless RERC agreed with assertions that the regulations on the availability of text-to-911 and bounce back error messages should apply to all mobile service providers.

Emergency Access Advisory Committee Meets on March 1

January 31, 2013— The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the next meeting of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) will be held on March 1, 2013 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC from 10:30am to 3:30pm EST. The agenda includes discussion on reports from select EAAC subcommittees, as they relate to accessibility to 911 services by individuals with disabilities. The EAAC was established by the FCC on December 7, 2010, with the purpose of identifying and recommending the "most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to enable access to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services by individuals with disabilities."

Start Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Emergency Access Advisory Committee Charter Extended

January 11, 2013 — The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission has extended the Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) charter by six months until June 14, 2013.

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90RE5007-01-00. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or NIDILRR.