Sec. 20.18 911 Service.
(a) The following requirements are only applicable to Broadband
Personal Communications Services (part 24, subpart E of this chapter)
and Cellular Radio Telephone Service (part 22, subpart H of this
chapter), Geographic Area Specialized Mobile Radio Services in the 800
MHz and 900 MHz bands (included in part 90, subpart S of this chapter)
and offer real-time, two-way voice service that is interconnected with
the public switched network, and Incumbent Wide Area SMR Licensees.
(b) As of October 1, 1997, licensees subject to this section must
process all 911 calls which transmit a Code Identification and must
process all 911 wireless calls which do not transmit a Code
Identification where requested by the administrator of the designated
Public Safety Answering Point which is capable of receiving and
utilizing the data elements associated with 911 service.
(c) As of October 1, 1997, licensees subject to this section must be
capable of transmitting 911 calls from individuals with speech or
hearing disabilities through means other than mobile radio handsets,
e.g., through the use of Text Telephone Devices.
(d) As of April 1, 1998, licensees subject to this section must
relay the telephone number of the originator of a 911 call and the
location of the cell site or base station receiving a 911 call from any
mobile handset or text telephone device accessing their systems to the
designated Public Service Answering Point through the use of Pseudo
Automatic Number Identification and Automatic Number Identification.
(e) As of October 1, 2001, licensees subject to this section must
provide to the designated Public Service Answering Point the location of
a 911 call by longitude and latitude within a radius of 125 meters using
root mean square techniques.
(f) The requirements set forth in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this
section shall be applicable only if the administrator of the designated
Public Service Answering Point has requested the services required under
those paragraphs and is capable of receiving and utilizing the data
elements associated with the service, and a mechanism for recovering the
costs of the service is in place.
[ 61 FR 40352 , Aug. 2, 1996]
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