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FCC Adopts New Rules to Expand Text-to-911 Availability

August 12, 2014 8:25 PM | Alyssa Schreiner (Administrator)

FCC Adopts New Rules to Expand Text-to-911 Availability

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules requiring text messaging providers to allow Americans to send a text to 911 to get help during an emergency. The rules ensure that all wireless carriers and text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by the end of 2014. Text-to-911 can provide a lifesaving alternative for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech disability.

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