Exactly 1-year ago the CRTC mandated that Canadian wireless service providers to upgrade their 911 services, mainly because the technology was lacking to locate urgent calls and caused a number of deaths. Today the CRTC sent out a release and congratulated the Canadian wireless industry and the public safety community for having improved 911 services.
Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of the CRTC “We are delighted that wireless service providers have risen to the challenge of upgrading their 911 services. Canada is now one of the few countries where 911 operators automatically receive location information from the moment a call is placed from a cellphone. Thanks to the collective efforts of everyone involved, the safety of Canadians will be greatly improved during emergency situations that require quick action.” (more…)