Why It Matters
Why Does Accelerating NG911 Matter?
Accelerated implementation of NG911 service across the U.S. will provide significant benefits and improved emergency services for the public, 911 professionals, and first responders. Accelerated implementation of NG911 will:
- Increase compatibility with emerging communication trends
- Enhance the flexibility, reliability and survivability of the nation’s 911 system
- Improve emergency response for the public and emergency responders
- Reduce the cost of operating the 911 system
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DO NOT ACT TO DEPLOY NG911 FASTER?
A failure to act in a timely and effective manner would result in a number of negative consequences. Inaction would:
- Prolong nationwide deployment, increase costs, and delay NG911’s many benefits
- Risk incompatibility with emerging communication trends
- Result in missed opportunities for improved emergency response
- Create technological obsolescence and increased security risks