FCC Announces Update to Text-to-9-1-1 Registry

Last week, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that it is updating its Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Text-to-911 Readiness and Certification Registry (Text-to-911 Registry), which provides a list of the PSAPs ready to receive text-to-911 messages and the deadline for compliance.  The Public Notice serves as a notice to CMRS providers and other providers of interconnected text messaging services that they must begin routing 911 text messages to the requesting newly-listed PSAPs within six months of this notice date (as will be indicated in the Text-to-911 Registry).  The FCC also reminds providers to review the text readiness of PSAPs in their areas and to help coordinate implementation of the text-to-911 service.

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