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CRTC opts for soft deadlines in deployment of E911 by wireless operators

News | 08/26/2003 4:00 am EDT

The CRTC has asked Canada’s mobile wireless operators to make their best effort to implement wireless enhanced 911 (E911) service within six to 12 months, but stopped short of imposing firm deadlines for the deployment of the service in Telecom Decision 2003-53. In the August 12 decision, the commission ruled that all wireless service providers, not just wireless CLECs, must offer the service to their subscribers in communities where wireless E911 network access is available from the incumbent telco.

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