FCC details next gen 911 service proposals

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by TLSS_N, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. TLSS_N

    TLSS_N Who is John Galt?

    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    Back in the south~

    Federal Communications Commission examines NG911 - Next Generation 911.

    With the widespread use of smartphones, wouldn't it be much better if you could use their features in the event of an emergency? The FCC is pushing an upgrade to the 911 emergency system in the U.S. that would let users send video feeds, photos and other communications that would be sent to first responders.

    "It's hard to imagine that airlines can send text messages if your flight is delayed, but you can't send a text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at the 2011 APCO Conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

    Next month, the regulator is expected to address the technical issues behind enabling text, photo and video transmissions to 911 services. One area of concerns is whether the broadband infrastructure can handle the necessary bandwidth for the service to work as proposed.

    An official said that NG911 services could be available within 5-10 years, if the program is properly funded. [/p]


    this seems interesting.
  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Just got stabbed?

    Gotta BBM 911.
  3. Shuji1987

    Shuji1987 ~

    Jul 20, 2011
    Wonderful idea, they would get spammed to death with broadcasts [​IMG]
  4. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Indeed. Now let us guess the possibilities of this in this state of commerce. [sarcasm]Go for global breakdown [/sarcasm]

  5. MSaki

    MSaki GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 20, 2011
    United States
    Destruction of this planet
    [​IMG] life alert [​IMG]

  6. Gh0sti

    Gh0sti iOS Guru

    Aug 19, 2009
    United States
    Inside you, all around you
    maybe they would need to create a new connection uisng 4G or a upd version of 4G to stream and have a bigger pipe for 911 to recieve that much, funded by tax payers anyways
  7. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    this could save lives. pics/video could provide responders with a clearer idea of what they are walking into and could mean they're better prepared. could also provide 911 operators a better opportunity to walk callers through what they could be doing in the meantime while help is in transit.

    as far as taxes...you get what you pay for. The U.S. really doesn't pay that much in taxes compared to other countries...
  8. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    I beg to differ. Maybe when you compare it to Europe or other modern developed country it is not much. When compared to developing countries, there is a drastic differences.
  9. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Well...the U.S. is not a developing country.

    And how many developing countries are considering these changes?
  10. Tom Bombadildo

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    Jul 11, 2009
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    I forgot
    I can already see a ton of people abusing it.
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