• Associations Request Guidance for 911 Apps
  • April 25, 2018 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, CTIA (the wireless industry’s association), APCO, and NENA submitted an ex parte filing stating that the associations met with the PSHSB to request guidance on how 911 apps should be regulated to ensure proper coordination of their use among 911 stakeholders. The parties emphasized that guidance is important to ensure that testing, trialing, or use of 911 apps do not have unintended consequences. Specifically, the parties requested guidance stating that 911 stakeholders should provide reasonable notice to the FCC, appropriate state or local public safety authorities, and wireless providers operating within the area of testing, trialing or use of 911 apps and that 911 apps and data service solution providers should disclose their testing methodology.