As expected, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (the “Bureau”) has released a Public Notice providing additional guidance to Commercial Mobile Radio Service (“CMRS”) providers regarding the upcoming deadlines for the E911 Indoor Location Accuracy Live Call Data Reports and Implementation Plan and Progress Reports.  Through this Notice, the Bureau provides a revised reporting template for CMRS providers to use in filing their periodic E911 location accuracy live 911 call data reports, which is due by August 1, 2017. Non-nationwide CMRS providers must also file their location accuracy implementation plans and initial progress reports by August 3, 2017.

Live 911 Call Data Reporting Template:The revised template includes a minor change to the instruction for entering “yield” information in Section C of the template.  The revised instruction defines “yield” as “the percentage of total 911 calls that result in dispatchable location or x/y location information by morphology and position technology.”  CMRS providers can access the revised reporting template (in Excel format) at https://www.fcc.gov/public-safety-and-homeland-security/policy-and-licensing-division/911-services/general/location-accuracy-indoor-benchmarks.  Providers are encouraged to use the revised reporting template for the next round of reports due on August 7, 2017.

Non-Nationwide Provider Implementation Plans and Progress Reports:The Bureau announced that non-nationwide providers may consolidate their implementation plan and progress reports into one filing.  Providers may file their implementation plan and progress reports using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (“ECFS”) and must reference PS Docket No. 07-114.

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