CDT Comments to the FCC in the Matter of Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment

The goal of promoting technological innovation and the offering of advanced services applies both in the emergency context and more broadly. In the emergency context, the Commission should avoid actions that would discourage developers and providers of new IP- based services from seeking to connect those services into the NG911 system. By setting very high or rigid requirements for services to be able to communicate into the NG911 system, the Commission might inadvertently reduce the ability of future technology users to connect to the emergency system. If the NG911 system has such specific requirements that only a few “new” services can comply, then in 10 or 15 years we may find ourselves right back where we are today – with an outdated emergency system that has been left behind by advancing technology.

Further comments can be found here.


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