FCC Urges Fines for Wireless Carriers That Fail to Meet E911 Standards

Susan Hall

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines totaling $2.8 million for three carriers that have failed to meet stricter standards for the emergency dialing service E911, reports Reuters.


By Dec. 31, 2005, carriers were to have 95 percent of their networks capable of using enhanced 911, which helps emergency responders pinpoint a caller's location.


InfoWorld reports the FCC wants to fine Sprint just over $1.3 million, Alltel $1 million, and U.S. Cellular for falling far short. The companies can appeal.

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