FCC advances implementation of emergency text service

12/13/2012 | MobiHealthNews.com

The Federal Communications Commission will speed the implementation of a text-to-911 initiative to allow emergency services to receive text messages. Four major wireless carriers will enable text-to-911 by May 2014 rather than according to a previously scheduled rollout in five to 10 years. The expansion also could allow personnel in the field to send data such as scans to hospitals.

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