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Minnesota hires firm to draft next-generation 911 plan

June 15, 2023

The consulting and services firm Mission Critical Partners announced Thursday it was recently awarded a contract with Minnesota’s technology and emergency communications agencies to develop a new statewide strategy for the state’s deployment of next-generation 911.

The firm is tasked with over the next year developing a plan to transition the state’s public safety answering points, which field 911 calls across the state, onto digital platforms that can handle photos, video, text messages and more seamlessly manage calls between centers. According to the firm’s announcement, the state adopted an emergency services IP network, or ESInet, in 2011, a requisite for transition to the new standard.

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