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 Communications and Mitel have jointly brought Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud-based voice world by upgrading its existing communications systems.
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 has restored its E-911 services throughout Washington and Oregon after systems in both states were down, reports The Olympian.
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.
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.
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 Communications on Thursday won a $32 million, five-year contract to build Maine's next-generation 911 system.
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 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.