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TIA Strongly Supports Roadmap Proposal for 9-1-1 Location Accuracy

Arlington, Va. (Dec. 16, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the initiative of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the four national wireless carriers – AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon – (Carriers) to improve wireless 9-1-1 call location accuracy for indoor and outdoor calls.

Strongly supportive of the APCO NENA Carriers "Roadmap" proposal, TIA states:

"TIA supports the Roadmap and urges its adoption. The Roadmap marks a new course in using indoor technologies to deliver a 'dispatchable location' for indoor 9-1-1 calls – meaning that First Responders will obtain the civic address of the calling party, plus additional information such as floor, suite, apartment or other information when needed to adequately identify the location of the calling party. This solution contrasts with that of the current and proposed outdoor technologies that provide estimates of location and face challenges with indoor call location accuracy."

Read TIA's comments in their entirety at this link.

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