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TIA Voices Support for Next Generation Text-to-911 Applications that Will Improve Public Safety

Arlington, Va. (Oct. 16, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to its request for comments on the continued evolution of text-to-911 applications, including the delivery of location information and support for text-to-911 when roaming.

TIA strongly supports the FCC's efforts to comprehensively improve emergency communications and believes that the development of a next generation 911 IP-based network will greatly improve public safety.

In its comment, TIA also stated that it "cautions against regarding the standards development process as a mechanism through which creation of otherwise nonexistent technology functionality can be mandated."

Read TIA's comments to the FCC in their entirety at this link.

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