FCC could extend access to 911 systems

The Federal Communications Commission late last week sought comments on whether it should require more communications companies to offer access to 911 emergency calling systems.

Wireline 911 service is now available to 98 percent of the population, the commission noted. Some mobile wireless services are already required to offer 911 access.

The FCC is considering 911 requirements for:

*mobile satellite service

*vehicle telematic services such as OnStar, which are expected to be in more than 40 percent of vehicles sold by 2008

*multiline phone systems

*resold cellular and personal communications service

*prepaid wireless calling service

*disposable mobile phones

*automated maritime telecommunications systems

*services and devices such as personal digital assistants with voice capabilities and IP telephony.

The proposal is posted at http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Digest/2002/dd021220.html.

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