A More Resilient Next Generation 911 Network?

Route Fifty: The Ark-Tex Council of Governments is eyeing a September launch for its satellite-enabled Next Generation 911 system, intended to withstand call center power outages and network crashes that doom single-threaded communications.

ATCOG serves nine counties in northeast Texas and one in southwest Arkansas, and NG 911 embodies the national effort to overhaul local 9-1-1 systems so they can receive data and calls from text and video messaging services.

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