January 24, 2017–FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today praised House passage yesterday of several telecom bills (TRDaily, Jan. 23), particularly one that is designed to make it easier for people using multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) to reach 911 call centers without having to first dial “9.” “I want to commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a number of important, bipartisan telecom bills yesterday. These bills will help bring greater efficiency to the Commission, provide consumers with greater protections, improve rural call completion, help amateur radio operators, and take several steps to promote public safety,” Mr. Pai said.
“In particular, I am heartened to see that Kari’s Law is one step closer to becoming the law of the land. We all owe Kari’s father, Hank Hunt, a debt of gratitude for his decision to press forward and help ensure that every call to 911 goes through. I look forward to working with Congress on these and other important issues as Chairman of the FCC.”