The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new rules intended to advance the transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911), help ensure that the nation’s 911 system functions effectively, and support the deployment of advanced 911 capabilities.

The Commerce Department is asking for public opinion on its Next Generation 911 Grant Program, which would modernize 911 services so that citizens can use IP-based, broadband-enabled technologies to coordinate emergency responses.

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