Texas E911 Legislation

Summary of Texas E911 Regulations

ECS operators who serve residential users and facilities must provide the same level of 911 service as received by other residential users in the same regional plan area, including ANI. Additionally, business owners or operators using VoIP service must allow a 911 call on the system to directly access 911 without an additional code, digit, prefix, postfix, or trunk-access code (Kari's Law) and must provide a notification to a central location when someone on their network dials 911.

The state of Texas requires E911 for residential MLTS. In Tarrant County, ECS providers offering residential or commercial service to non-affilitated businesses must provide the level of 911 service as required under the appropriate regional plan. Businesses must provide the PSAP with ANI and ALI data for each 911 call. TX Health and Safety Code, CH. 771a

Additionally, the State of Texas enacts 9-1-1 legislation by county and each county has a 9-1-1 or emergency service coordinator that can be contacted for specific 9-1-1 requirements in the County.

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