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Genachowski To Discuss Tech Improvements For 9-1-1 System Genachowski To Discuss Tech Improvements For 9-1-1 System

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Genachowski To Discuss Tech Improvements For 9-1-1 System

November 22, 2010

While the FCC continues to keep quiet on the prospect of a December net neutrality order, the commission will be speaking out on the next generation of emergency calls Tuesday at an event with public safety officials in Virginia

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will join Jim Schwartz, chief of the Arlington County Fire Department, and Jack Belcher, the department's chief information officer and director of technology services, to discuss a "21st century 9-1-1 system."

Such a system would enable consumers to send text messages, videos and photos to emergency all centers through broadband applications.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will make an announcement about a commission proceeding that, consistent with a vision laid out in the national broadband plan, will determine how to transition the current system to broadband-enabled, next-generation 9-1-1.

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