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EarthLink outsources 9-1-1 capabilities to Bandwidth, enhances focus on customer acquisition

EarthLink is handing over the keys of its 9-1-1 network capabilities to Bandwidth as part of its effort to refocus on retaining and attracting new customers for its growing suite of business services.

Frontier, Mitel move Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud

Frontier Communications and Mitel have jointly brought Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud-based voice world by upgrading its existing communications systems.

AT&T wins $10.4M cloud-based 911 service contract for the U.S. Navy

AT&T Government Solutions has been awarded a $10.4 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide its cloud-based 911 routing and call handling solutions to Navy facilities nationwide. 

CenturyLink restores 911 service in Washington, Oregon

CenturyLink has restored its E-911 services throughout Washington and Oregon after systems in both states were down, reports  The Olympian.

Verizon plows ahead on text-to-911, while AT&T 'resets' testing schedule

Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US said they all continue to make progress in deploying services that will allow wireless customers to send text messages to 911 operators in place of voice calls. Of those three carriers, Verizon appears to be the furthest along in its efforts to launch the service by a May 15, 2014, deadline.

iMessage, other OTT messaging providers to fall under FCC's text-to-911 rules

The FCC proposed yesterday that all wireless carriers and providers of over-the-top messaging applications like Apple's iMessage provide customers with tex-to-911 services. The proposed rule changes are part of an ongoing overhaul of the FCC's Next Generation 911 rules.

FCC explores whether Apple's iMessage should comply with text-to-911 service

Apple is in discussions with the FCC over how the commission's text-to-911 rules might affect over-the-top messaging applications like Apple's iMessage, according to an FCC filing made on behalf of Apple. Apple wants the FCC to more carefully specify which OTT applications should be included in the agency's rules for text-to-911.

FairPoint to construct new E-911 system for state of Maine

FairPoint Communications on Thursday won a $32 million, five-year contract to build Maine's next-generation 911 system.

Tier 1 carriers to launch nationwide text-to-911 service by mid-2014

The nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers agreed to offer nationwide text-to-911 services by May 15, 2014, with "major deployments" starting next year.

Hawaiian Telcom employs Intrado for next-gen 911 services

Hawaiian Telcom on Wednesday selected Intrado to upgrade its network infrastructure to provide next-generation 911 products and services to public safety answering points (PSAPs) and residents throughout the state.