States, Cities Start to Adopt Next Generation 911

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Texting 911 could be valuable in emergencies like the Orlando nightclub shooting or a domestic violence incident, where it is unsafe to make any noise let alone talk out loud about the danger at hand. Sending text messages to 911 could allow people who are deaf or have speech impairments to communicate without other special devices. So far few states and cities have adopted 911 texting, but that will change over the next several years, as utility companies abandon old . . .

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