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The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation. However, if your state’s regulations are in fact more stringent than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more stringent regulations.

The new FCC...

If we have an emergency at our place of work, our expectation is to be able to dial 9-1-1 from whatever device we may be using and to connect to a dispatcher. Not only do we expect this connection, we expect the call will yield an efficient and accurate response.

However, many companies have been relying on their employees NOT dialing 9-1-1 from specific devices. By...

The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation. However, if your state’s regulations are in fact more stringent than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more stringent regulations.

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The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation. However, if your state’s regulations are in fact more stringent than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more stringent regulations.

The new FCC regulations are MORE STRINGENT than the current Mississippi state law, which we discuss below.

Countdown to Federal E911...

The FCC adopted a Report and Order on August 1, 2019. These regulations, which provide rules for Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act, may be more stringent than your current state E911 legislation. However, if your state’s regulations are in fact more stringent than federal legislation, the state law then takes precedence. In essence, always aim to comply with the more stringent regulations.

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An Attorney's POV: Impact of New Federal...

On August 1, 2019, the FCC adopted an official Report and Order, which affects all enterprises nationwide. The FCC was adamant that no exceptions be made for small businesses, non-profits, government agencies, or medical facilities. Everyone will be required to follow these new requirements. We are still waiting for the Order to be published in the Federal Register, which will determine exact deadlines. However, we do know the Report and Order provides rules for both Kari’s Law and the Ray Baum Act. These rules will affect your business’s communication system, specifically regarding its...