Five-Year Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Benchmark Certifications Due June 2, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has recently released a Public Notice reminding Commercial Mobile Radio Service (“CMRS”) providers of the upcoming five-year wireless e911 dispatchable location accuracy benchmark certification deadline – June 2, 2020.

The benchmark requires CMRS providers to provide, as of April 3, 2020, dispatchable location or x/y location (latitude and longitude) information within a tolerance of 50 meters for 70% of all wireless 911 calls. Non-nationwide CMRS providers (e.g., regional, small, and rural wireless carriers) must achieve this benchmark after having an operational VoLTE platform in their network.

All CMRS providers must file their certification by June 2, 2020. If your company cannot meet this deadline, it must request a waiver of the relevant rule before the June 2 deadline. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject your company to steep fines and/or other sanctions.

Marashlian & Donahue and our affiliated consulting firm, The Commpliance Group, stand by ready to prepare and file the certification on your behalf, as well as address any concerns about the certification process. If you have any questions or would like additional information about the upcoming certification, please contact Marsha A. Pokorny at (703) 714-1324 or map@commpliancegroup.com.

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