Improving 9-1-1 Services

APCO is a recognized and well-respected leader when it comes to legislative and regulatory efforts directed at improving 9-1-1 services.

Governmental Proceedings

Reliability
2024
January 31, 2024 Ex Parte: 6 GHz, Wireless 9-1-1 Location Accuracy, Outage Notifications (Commissioner Gomez) (GN 17-183, ET 18-295, 04-35, PS 07-114, 15-80)
2023
June 26, 2023 Opposition to CCA Petition for Reconsideration: 9-1-1 Outage Notifications (PS 15-80, 13-75, ET 04-35)
June 6, 2023 Reply Comments: 9-8-8 Outage Notifications (PS 23-5, 15-80, WC 18-336)
2022
November 10, 2022 Ex Parte: Outage Notifications (Draft Report and Order) (PS 13-75, 15-80, ET 04-35)
October 31, 2022 Comments: Mandatory Disaster Response Initiative (PS 21-346, 15-80, ET 04-35)
April 11, 2022 Comments: Secure Internet Routing (PS 22-90)
2021
December 16, 2021 Comments: Resilient Networks (PS 21-346, 15-80; ET 04-35)
August 30, 2021 Reply Comments: 9-1-1 Outage Notifications (PS 13-75, 15-80, ET 04-35)
July 30, 2021 Comments: 9-1-1 Outage Notifications (NPRM) ((PS 13-75, 15-80, ET 04-35))
April 20, 2021 Ex Parte: 9-1-1 Outage Notifications (Draft NPRM, Simington) (PS 13-75, 15-80, ET 04-35)
April 15, 2021 Ex Parte: 9-1-1 Outage Notifications (Draft NPRM) (PS 13-75, 15-80, ET 04-35)
February 16, 2021 Ex Parte: Meeting with PSHSB on Open Public Safety Proceedings (2021) (ET 04-35, 18-295; GN 17-183; PS 07-114, 11-60, 13-75, 15-80, 15-91, 15-94; WP 07-100)
February 16, 2021 Comments: National 911 Call Center Contact Database (PS 13-75, 11-60)
2020
February 28, 2020 Letter for the Record: Strengthening Communications Networks to Help Americans in Crisis
2019
July 26, 2019 Ex Parte: Meetings with the FCC on 9-1-1 Location Accuracy, Improving Wireless Network Resiliency and Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band (PS 07-114, 18-261, 17-239, 11-60, ET 18-295, GN 17-183, 11-117)
May 20, 2019 Reply Comments: Improving Resiliency of Wireless Networks (PS 11-60)
April 22, 2019 Ex Parte: Meeting with PSHSB on Open Public Safety Proceedings (PS 07-114, 18-261, 17-239, 15-91, 15-94, 11-60, ET 18-295, GN 17-183)
2018
November 13, 2018 Ex Parte: Part 4 Outage Reporting Requirements (PS 15-80, ET 04-35)
September 7, 2018 Ex Parte: Improving 9-1-1 Reliability (PS 13-75)
July 16, 2018 Comments: Improving 9-1-1 Reliability (PS 13-75)
July 16, 2018 Comments: Improving Resiliency of Wireless Networks (PS 11-60)
January 22, 2018 Comments:Response Efforts Undertaken During the 2017 Hurricane Season (PS 17-344)
2017
April 10, 2017 Ex Parte: Investigation into AT&T Mobility Outages on March 8, and March 11, 2017 (PS 17-68)
2016
September 12, 2016 Reply Comments: Part 4 Outage Reporting Requirements (PS 15-80, ET 04-35, PS 11-82)
May 31, 2016 Comments: Wireless Carriers' Resiliency Proposal (PS 13-239, PS 11-60)
2015
October 9, 2015 Ex Parte: Outage Transparency (PS 13-239, PS 11-60)
July 16, 2015 Comments: Part 4 Outage Reporting Requirements (PS 15-80, ET 04-35)
April 21, 2015 Reply Comments: 911 Governance and Accountability and Improving 911 Reliability (14-93, 13-75)
March 23, 2015 Comments: 911 Governance and Accountability and Improving 911 Reliability (14-193, 13-75)
March 6, 2015 Order Granting an Extension of Time ((PS 15-80 and ET 04-35))
2014
June 5, 2014 Preserving Public Safety and Network Reliability in the IP Transition
January 17, 2014 Comments: Improving Resiliency of Wireless Networks (13-239, 11-60)
2012
September 12, 2012 Resilient Communications: Current Challenges and Future Advancements
August 17, 2012 Comments: 2012 Derecho Storm (11-60)
No Date
Policy Statement and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ((PS 15-80 and ET 04-35))
Reliability and Continuity of Communications Networks, Including Broadband Technologies ((PS 11-60))
Comment and Reply Comment Dates for 911 Governance and Accountability Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ((PS 15-80 and ET 04-35))
Next Generation 9-1-1
2024
April 19, 2024 Ex Parte: Facilitating Implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 Services (PSHSB) (PS 21-479)
2023
October 31, 2023 Ex Parte: Facilitating Implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 Services (PSHSB) (PS 21-479)
September 22, 2023 Ex Parte: Next Generation 9-1-1, 9-1-1 Location Accuracy, Location-Based Routing (Chairwoman Rosenworcel) (PS 21-479, 18-64, 07-114)
September 8, 2023 Reply Comments: Facilitating Implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 Services (PS 21-479)
August 9, 2023 Comments: Facilitating Implementation of Next Generation 9-1-1 Services ( (PS 21-479)
June 1, 2023 Ex Parte: Next Generation 9-1-1 (draft NPRM)  (PS 21-479)
February 16, 2023 Comments: Location-Based Routing for Wireless 9-1-1 Calls (NPRM) (PS 18-64)
2022
July 11, 2022 Comments: Location-Based Routing for Wireless 9-1-1 Calls (PS 18-64)
May 31, 2022 Ex Parte: Location-Based Routing (draft Public Notice) (PS 18-64)
January 19, 2022 Comments: Petition for Rulemaking on Next Generation 9-1-1
2013
January 14, 2013 Reply Comments: Legal and Statutory Framework for NG9-1-1 (10-255, 11-153, 12-333)
2012
December 18, 2012 Comments: Legal and Statutory Framework for NG9-1-1 (10-255, 11-153, 12-333)
November 13, 2012 Legal and Statutory Framework for Next Generation 911 Pursuant to the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 ((12-333))
July 5, 2012 Comments: Multiline Telephone Systems (MLTS) and NG9-1-1 (10-255, 07-114, 05-196, 94-102)
2011
September 19, 2011 Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications ((11-153))
2010
December 20, 2010 Framework for Next Generation 911 ((10-255))
Non-Emergency Calls from Non-Service Initialized Phones