Why texting and over-the-top providers need to consider 911, right now
The FCC issued their text-to-911 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Dec. 13 of last year. So what does all of this have to do with over-the-top (OTT) providers and why would anyone beyond the wireless carriers even care?
The FCC’s proposed requirements include any prospective providers of ‘interconnected text services,’ not just the wireless carriers. Based upon the continued evolution toward internet protocol technology and the FNPRM, it is reasonable to assume that OTT texting applications will be required to support text to 911 too.
INetwork has prepared an ebook to help you stay a step ahead, get smarter on this dynamic topic, and possibly even shape the solutions that will be deployed. While bandwidth cannot predict the timeline or the ultimate rules that result from the FNPRM, the indications are that the FCC is set to act soon.
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