CTIA-The Wireless Association® on the FCC's Adoption of a Policy Statement and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on Text-to-911

Jan 30, 2014, 12:44 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the following to CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Scott Bergmann:

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"CTIA and its member companies have a strong record of enhancing public safety so that wireless consumers reach 911 in their greatest time of need. The voluntary commitment made one year ago by the nation's largest wireless providers to develop and deploy text-to-911 communications capabilities to requesting public safety answering points demonstrates the wireless industry's commitment to connecting millions of Americans, including individuals with disabilities, with innovative solutions for accessing our nation's emergency communications system.

"While significant complexities and challenges exist in the delivery of text-to-911 communications, CTIA appreciates the FCC's vision for text-to-911 service. CTIA welcomes today's FNPRM that asks important technical and operational questions, and recognizes the important role of public safety answering points in enabling these services. We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders, including public safety, individuals with disabilities and the Commission, to address and resolve these issues."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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