Monday, June 24, 2024

U.S. emergency organizations appeal for funding to modernize 9-1-1 system

Now that hordes of cellphone users have cut the cord to land lines, ambulance, police and fire departments have found themselves struggling to locate emergency victims. That s because, unlike land-line phones, cellphones do not provide exact locations. To help upgrade the 9-1-1 system, the Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition has asked the federal government for $15 billion to be funded through the government’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. That bill did not make it past Senate approval last summer. As CNBC explains, the coalition is adamant that the system be modernized to prevent more deaths.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/apple-motorola-and-start-ups-such-as-rapidsos-aim-to-fix-911-system.html

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