• 2017 National 911 Progress Report
  • March 6, 2018 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Earlier this month, the National 911 Program released its 2017 National 911 Progress Report. The Report compiles information from nearly all U.S. states and territories about progress towards implementation of next generation 911 (NG 911) networks. NG 911 networks, among other things, support sending text messages, images, and videos to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) and allow the transfer of data and other forms of communication to coordinate incident responses. The National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) urges state and federal legislators to consider its recommendations, adopt appropriate mechanisms to fund NG911 networks, implement effective policies to improve 911 services. Currently, twenty-two states have reported that they are installing and testing NG911 technology.