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.

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