D.C. Court puts the brakes on E911

A U.S. District Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. has implemented a stay on an FCC order approved in September that would bring stricter standards for wireless carriers' E911 location-based accuracy. The three-judge panel granted the stay citing "procedural irregularities" because it said carriers are likely to win their legal challenge to the FCC's order. A group of rural carriers along with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel sought the stay in an effort to stop the new rules from taking effect.

For more on the ruling:
- read this article from RCR News

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