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9-1-1 Location Accuracy

Locating wireless 9-1-1 callers presents a challenge for 9-1-1 call centers and first responders, especially for indoor locations. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules for improving location accuracy for wireless 9-1-1 calls and encouraged public safety, industry, and other stakeholders to develop alternative proposals.

APCO, NENA, and the nation’s four largest wireless providers answered the FCC’s call and reached agreement on a roadmap that sets the best path for improving wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy, including indoors. Here, we provide materials to help you learn the facts about the FCC’s proposal and the roadmap.

Membership Communications




Ex Parte Filings

Public Notice

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment in the E911 Location Accuracy Proceeding on the Location Accuracy “Roadmap” Submitted by APCO, NENA and the Four National Wireless Carriers (PS 07-114)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements (PS 07-114)

Public Notice

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Workshop on E911 Phase II Location Accuracy