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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.

AT&T unveils personalized 911 service

AT&T on Tuesday unveiled a new 911 service that enables any person to create their own online profile. The service debuted during this week's APCO International Conference and Expo in Minneapolis.

inetwork serves up E-911 service for video provider ZVRS

ZVRS, a video relay service provider, has turned to inetwork to get its voice and E-911 call routing services. Under the terms of the agreement, ZVRS will integrate inetworks' Voice Origination...

UPDATED: FCC mandates stricter phone location requirements for E911

The FCC is requiring that on a date still to be determined, though not before 2019, carriers will need to meet the more stringent location accuracy standards that now apply to those carriers using a