Nextel requests E911 extension

Nextel Communications will not likely meet the FCC's E911 mandate and is asking for more time to comply. The FCC mandate in question requires that 95 percent of handsets operating on Nextel's network be able to pinpoint a caller's location to emergency personnel. The deadline is December 31, 2005. The carrier plans to file for a waiver no later than September 30. Nextel said it could need up to two more years to comply with the 95 percent requirement.

For more on Nextel's E911 issues:
- see this story from M2 Communications

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