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Press Release, Statement

Press Release, Statement

November 22, 2019

CTIA Statement on FCC’s Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements Item .

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Matthew Gerst
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON D.C.– Please attribute the following statement to CTIA® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Matt Gerst.

“Delivering accurate location information for millions of wireless 9-1-1 calls remains a priority for the wireless industry. Since 2015, wireless providers have invested millions to harness innovative location solutions that deliver better location information for our public safety professionals to do their jobs of saving lives more effectively and safely, every day.

The FCC reaffirmed that delivering accurate vertical location information is the next frontier of commercial and public safety solutions. The wireless industry will continue our ongoing efforts to test solutions that can deliver the reliable and accurate information that public safety professionals expect for 9-1-1 calls, and we are ready to work to meet the challenge of the FCC’s April 2021 deadline.”

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