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FCC Seeking Public Comment on 911 Texts, Photos

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to seek public comment on ways to enable the country’s 911 system to receive text messages, pictures and videos. The 911 system only supports voice calls, but text and multimedia messaging has become commonplace. During the open hearing, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski referenced the …

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FCC’s Next-Generation 911 Gears up for Next Step

The Federal Communications Commission’s next-generation 911 initiative might not be as well-known as its more controversial net neutrality proposal, but changing the way people interact with emergency services could have as big an impact. At the same meeting the commissioners voted to move forward on its controversial open Internet regulations …

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