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Nebraska plans to complete next-generation 911 by end of 2022

February 4, 2021

The State of Nebraska plans to complete its deployment of next-generation 911 by the end of next year, a public safety official there told StateScoop on Thursday.

Following a competitive procurement process, Nebraska last month awarded telecommunications contractor Lumen an $8 million contract to provide the emergency service network, software and call-routing services for the state’s next-generation 911 upgrade.

Like many states, Nebraska is upgrading its decades-old analog communications networks to a digital platform that promises to offer new capabilities, like easy sharing of photos and video between callers and public safety answering points, or PSAPs, and improve network up-time through statewide redundancy and data-sharing functionality.

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