We use our mobile phones for all sorts of activities, and increasingly, they are our principal tool to make emergency calls. Today, consumers take for granted they can call 911 from a highway accident scene or while driving past one.
April is 911 Education Month, and as the month winds to a close, we think it is appropriate to take a look at the close relationship that has developed between wireless communications and emergency 911 services.
Several weeks ago, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) took an important step in speeding commercial access to spectrum currently used by federal government agencies by establishing technical and licensing rules for the AWS-3 band.
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