On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Commission published in the Federal Register the Public Notice announcing the opposition filing deadlines for the Boulder Emergency Telephone Service Authority (“BRETSA”) Petition for Reconsideration (“Petition”) filed in response to the Fifth Report and Order(“Order”) in the Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements (“Z-Axis”) proceeding (PS Docket No. 07-114), thus establishing the specific filing dates for oppositions and replies to oppositions.

As you may recall, the Petition asked the Commission to reconsider two aspects of the Order. First, BRETSA asked the Commission to reconsider its decision to reject proof-of-performance testing in favor of the testbed approach for determining whether wireless providers are meeting the vertical location accuracy standard, arguing it was both arbitrary and capricious and an abuse of discretion to decline proof of performance testing at limited locations. Second, the Petition asked the Commission to consider BRETSA’s previous proposal to require wireless providers to actively participate with and publish procedures for First Responders to conduct tests of vertical location accuracy and provide any required assistance in such tests, specifically to local governments and public safety agencies.

  • The rules adopted in the Order will take effect on March 16, 2020.
  • Oppositions to the Petition must be filed by March 25, 2020.
  • Replies to the opposition must be filed by April 6, 2020.

For more information please see the previous blog post FCC Releases Public Notice on BRETSA Z-Axis Petition for Reconsideration.

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