Public safety and industry entities have asked the FCC to extend by one week the reply comment deadline for a notice of inquiry adopted last month looking at ways to ensure that 911 calls placed from mobile phones reach the correct public safety answering point (PSAP) (TR Daily, March 22). Comments are due May 7 and replies June 21 in PS docket 18-64. In a joint motion for an extension filed yesterday seeking an extension of the reply comment deadline to June 28, the entities cited the timing of the National Emergency Number Association’s annual conference in Nashville June 16-21.
“Granting a one-week extension of time will allow these critical stakeholders time to review, analyze, and comment on all of the comments in the record, without direct time constraint conflicts between preparing NOI reply comments regarding location-based routing for wireless 9-1-1 calls and other 9-1-1 efforts associated with the NENA Conference.,” the filing argued. The filing was submitted by NENA, the National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators, the Texas 9-1-1 Entities, West Safety Services, Inc., Comtech Communications, Inc., and CTIA.