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Without federal funding, next-generation 911 plods along

July 20, 2023

Emergency call centers across the country are steadily trading in their analog call-taking equipment for modern devices packed with new features designed to bolster public safety, while call providers swap out copper wiring for fiber-optic cables. These efforts are part of a national push toward next-generation 911, a digital replacement for an aging emergency response system that experts told StateScoop is long overdue.

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