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Location Technologies

Two different solutions for location technology have been implemented in the GHC 9-1-1 territory:

The FCC provided wireless carriers with the option of using either solution.

In the handset solution, the global-positioning system (GPS) is in the telephone. In the network solution, location technology equipment is mounted on the carrier's cell towers. All carriers were required to submit their choice of solution to the FCC by November 8, 2000.

GHC 9-1-1 prepared for this wireless technology by upgrading the 9-1-1 equipment at all of the 47 9-1-1 call centers throughout Harris and Fort Bend Counties. The equipment is capable of receiving and displaying wireless location data, including the wireless phone number and the caller's location on a map.

It is important for all citizens to remember that although location technology has been implemented, GHC 9-1-1 recommends that callers continue to provide as much location information as possible, so that 9-1-1 call takers can better assist them.

GHC recommends that wireless subscribers check with their provider to learn what type of location technology is provided with their wireless phone.

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