FCC plans to update 911 to receive texts and video2011.08.11 10:18 by Daniela
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system.
According to the plan, people that need help will be able to transmit text messages, voice calls, videos and photos, as well as automatic location information. The FCC hopes that such a plan will enable emergency responders to respond faster while also giving individuals more options for contacting 911, depending on the emergency situation.
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