FCC Proposes Indoor-Location Requirements on Wireless 911 Calls

On February 20, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to propose rules and examine the feasibility of establishing rules requiring commercial wireless carriers to meet location-accuracy requirements for 911 calls placed from mobile phones. In November, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) asked the FCC to take action to ensure the deployment of effective, affordable, readily deployable, and easy to use indoor location technology that will meet the accuracy requirements of public safety in a timely fashion.

Click here to read more about the FCC’s indoor-location requirement proposal in IWCE’s Urgent Communications online publication.