AT&T Rolls Out New Technology To Make Finding 9-1-1 Callers Easier In Emergency

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ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – AT&T is rolling out new technology that will make it easier to find 9-1-1 callers in an emergency, according to a news release.

It will automatically work on mobile 9-1-1 calls across the state and is expected to be available for AT&T customers nationwide by the end of June.

Location-based routing automatically sends wireless 9-1-1 calls to the appropriate 9-1-1 call centers on a nationwide basis.

A device can now be located and routed within 50 meters of the device location.

Beforehand, wireless 9-1-1 calls were routed based on the location of cell towers, which can cover up to a 10-mile radius and cause delays in emergency response.


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