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Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1)

Public Policy Luncheon on Next-generation 911 to Address Accessibility

February – The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) of Atlanta, and Cox Communications, Inc. will present a luncheon panel on “Next Generation 911:  Location Accuracy, IP Transition and PSAPs, Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and other 911 Related Issues.” The discussion will take place on March 27th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Georgia Tech Research Institute: 250 14th St., NW, (Room. 119), Atlanta, GA 30318.

Panelists include:

Text-to-911 Services Could Become a Reality

November 21, 2012 - The next open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:00pm EST. Agenda items include: a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to broadband services; a Report and Order related to increasing support for rural health care services; and a Report, Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) services that would develop and deploy Text-to-911.

Making Next Generation 911 Emergency Services More Accessible

The Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) will hold their next meeting on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 10:30am to 3:30pm EST. The EAAC is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advisory committee that was created under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The primary responsibility of the EAAC is to evaluate and recommend “the most effective and efficient technologies and methods” that allow individuals with disabilities access to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services. The agenda for the upcoming EAAC meeting includes discussion on reports drafted by EAAC subcommittees that relate to ensuring individuals with disabilities have access to 911 emergency services. The meeting is open to the public.

Start Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:30am
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