• MLTS E-911 Proceeding Update
  • December 7, 2017 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Earlier this month, the FCC received comments in response to its Notice of Inquiry seeking information about the state of enterprise communication system (ECS) equipment. The Commission is considering whether to extend E-911 obligations to ECS equipment, including requiring ECS equipment to route 911 calls to the nearest public safety answering point (PSAP) and providing the PSAP with number and location information of the caller. Public safety entities tend to support requiring ECS equipment – which tends to be deployed by large businesses, hotels and universities – to provide callers with the ability to directly dial 911. ECS equipment companies and other companies urged the Commission to allow the marketplace to dictate ECS functionality. Reply comments are due by December 15th. Please contact Wes Wright (202.434.4239; [email protected]) with questions.