Major carriers agree to provide 9-1-1 texting service

12/7/2012 | Reuters · Wall Street Journal, The

The four major U.S. carriers will establish a service by May 2014 that will let subscribers send text messages to 9-1-1 call centers, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday in disclosing commitments made by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile as part of an agreement involving NENA. "Access to 9-1-1 must catch up with how consumers communicate in the 21st century -- and today, we are one step closer towards that vital goal," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Until the program gets started, the carriers will send bounce-back messages urging cellphone users to make a voice call. Read more about the agreement from NENA.

View Full Article in:

Reuters · Wall Street Journal, The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Government & Nonprofit

Job Title Company Location
Chief Financial Officer
Desert AIDS Project
Palm Springs, CA
Multimedia Manager
Aerospace Industries Association
Arlington, VA
Director- Aviation, Travel and Tourism
The World Economic Forum
New York, NY
Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Point Foundation
New York, NY
Director of Marketing
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation
White Plains, NY