NYC Wants Regulations For 911 Apps

By Chuck Stanley (February 2, 2017, 7:38 PM EST) -- The city of New York on Thursday urged the Federal Communications Commission to hold proceedings to adopt rules to regulate 911 applications for smartphones and prohibit the sale of 911 apps that provide misleading data to dispatchers.

Emergency 911 apps circumvent the city's call routing and processing system, making it difficult for dispatchers to identify a caller's location, and potentially making it difficult to deliver help in an emergency, the city told the FCC in comments requested by the agency regarding a National Association of State 911 Administrators request to address issues related to the apps.

"The city reiterates its commitment...

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