FCC Dismisses Petitions for Reconsideration in E911 Proceeding

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission), in an Order on Reconsideration, has rejected two petitions for reconsideration of a Sixth Report and Order (Order), which adopted rules purposed with increasing the speed and precision with which first responders are able to locate indoor wireless Enhanced 911 (E911) callers in multi-story buildings.  One petition, filed by CTIA, urged the Commission to reconsider the rules and timelines for implementing a three-meter vertical location accuracy metric for these calls.  The other petition, filed by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc. (APCO), sought reconsideration of certain revisions of the dispatchable location requirements in the Order.  The Commission dismissed these petitions on the grounds that they were repetitive and untimely while also inaccurate on their merits.

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