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  • Federal Communications Commission Fails the Safety of the Public

    Today, the Federal Communications Commission established regulations that fail the citizens of the United States.  When someone suffering from a heart attack or other emergency calls 9-1-1, first responders need accurate, actionable location information to reach the victim in time to save a life. Unfortunately, under the Commission’s new rules, when someone uses a cellphone to call 9-1-1 from inside a multi-story building, first responders will not receive useful location information. The Commission’s new rules require the nation’s largest wireless carriers to provide nothing more than a raw altitude estimate, which absolves the carriers of their obligation to protect people...

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