RTG filed comments on January 29th in response to the FCC’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the deployment of text-to-911.
The FCC sought comment regarding the proposal to require commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) and other providers of text messaging services by June 13 to automatically notify consumers attempting to text-to-911 in areas where text-to-911 is not supported or in other instances where the text cannot be transmitted to the public safety answering point (PSAP).
RTG in unaware of any of its members to date who anticipate difficulty in complying with the proposed bounceback requirement and RTG therefore does not oppose adoption of the proposed June 13 deadline. However, to the extent that carriers may face implementation difficulties in meeting the June 13 deadline, RTG notes that such carriers may elect to seek waiver relief. RTG also notes that it will be filing comments regarding the remainder of the FNPRM during the second phase of the proceeding.