Next Generation 911 Will Accept Texts, Photos & Videos

Next Generation 911 Will Accept Texts, Photos & Videos

The FCC has announced its plan to update the ways people can report emergencies.

Emma Hutchings
  • 12 august 2011

At a conference in Philadelphia this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski announced an action plan to improve the deployment of next generation 911 services.

The plan will allow emergency responders to receive text messages, videos and photos as well as voice calls from individuals, while providing automatic location information to ensure a quicker response time. Mr. Genachowski said:

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