FCC Daily Digest, July 29, 2015

Released:  07/29/2015.  PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO PSAP TEXT-TO-911 READINESS AND CERTIFICATION REGISTRY. (DA No.  15-870). (Dkt No 11-153 10-255 )  Future Text-to-911 Registry Updates Will Be Available On-Line.  PSHSB . Contact:  Tim May at (202) 418-1463, email: Timothy.May@fcc.gov


By this Public Notice, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) announces the latest update to the Commission’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Text-to-911 Readiness and Certification Registry (Text-to-911 Registry) listing additional PSAPs that are ready to receive text-to-911 messages. The Text-to-911 Registry provides notice to Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) providers and other providers of interconnected text messaging services (collectively, “covered text providers”) of the effective readiness date of those PSAPs for which the Bureau has received the updated information. Pursuant to the Commission’s text-to-911 rules, covered text providers must begin routing 911 text messages to requesting PSAPs within six months of the date of notification.

Note that the FCC also indicated that going forward, it will no longer issue such update Public Notices re the Text-to-911 Registry.  The Registry, however, will be available on line.