FCC Grants Indoor 911 Waiver

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released an order today granting Cordova Wireless Communications LLC a waiver of the FCC’s 911 indoor location accuracy requirements until six months after the small Alaskan carrier gets a request for Phase II location data from the public safety answering point (PSAP) for the city of Cordova. “This waiver is conditioned on Cordova Wireless notifying the Commission within 30 days of receipt of a valid request for Phase II location information from the City of Cordova PSAP,” the bureau said in the order in PS docket 07-114.

It said that “Cordova Wireless has demonstrated that the underlying purpose of the rule would not be served by requiring it to implement the technical capability to supply enhanced 911 location information to a PSAP that is incapable of receiving and processing the information.” A number of other small carriers have filed similar waiver requests, as has NTCA on behalf of small providers (TR Daily, June 2).

Courtesy TRDaily