OEC Outreach Clips: Maine Asks FCC for Help in Text-to-9-1-1 Dispute, Source Mission Critical Communications

The FCC is seeking comment on a request by the state of Maine Public Utilities Commission for assistance in resolving a conflict related to the implementation of text to 9-1-1 via message session relay protocol (MSRP) service in Maine.  Specifically, Maine asked for clarification as to the point of demarcation for text-to-911 between wireless providers and Maine’s next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) system. Maine seeks the FCC’s assistance “in resolving this conflict regarding the delivery of interim text to 9-1-1 via MSRP by clarifying where the point of demarcation is between wireless providers and Maine’s NG 9-1-1 network to appropriately assess costs.” Maine Asks FCC for Help in Text-to-9-1-1 Dispute