Monday, September 11, 2006

Cellular 911 Comes to Ohio reports that "By the end of the year, Franklin County [Ohio] public safety officials should be able to trace the location of 911 calls made from cell phones. Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks said many residents assumed the technology was in place, but it has not been. The county will spend $7.1 million from the state to install and run computer software and hardware to enable emergency calls placed from wireless phones to be routed to the nearest 911 response center." [30% of all 911 calls are made on a cell phone - to the tune of 50M calls, according to the FCC]

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