A Fresh Approach to Wireless E911

For years, the nation’s E911 system has been struggling with the challenge of precisely locating callers using wireless phones. This is an important challenge since the FCC reports that 70% of 911 calls are now made from mobile phones. In the meantime, the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), or 911 centers, are still geared toward a 1960s-era telephone network where everything was connected with wires; E911 was first introduced in Haleyville, Alabama in 1968.