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9 out of 10 wireless 911 calls in DC don’t provide accurate location info

Newly available data shows that 90 percent of 911 calls made from wireless phones in Washington, DC, "were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious, or otherwise unable to share their location," the public interest group Find Me 911 reported today. Just 39,805 calls out of 385,341 over a…
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911 tech that locates cell phone users in buildings ready to go

The Federal Communications Commission today authorized the maker of an enhanced 911 technology to begin commercial operations despite claims that the system will interfere with wireless Internet Service Providers and smart grid applications. A company called NextNav and its subsidiary, Progeny, makes a system designed to more accurately locate people inside buildings. This is important…
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