FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
October 9, 2002
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John Winston (202) 418-7450
Today we adopt a consent decree with AT&T Wireless regarding its implementation of Phase II E-911 on its GSM network. In addition to a very specific deployment plan for its network, AT&T has agreed to make a voluntary $2 million contribution to the Treasury - the highest E911 related payment ever.
Phase II E-911 deployment has vexed equipment vendors and carriers alike. Nonetheless, national GSM carriers committed to very specific compliance plans - plans they have been unable to achieve. Consistent with our rules, the Commission is committed to achieving E-911 Phase II as rapidly as possible.
This enforcement action takes a critical step by imposing a substantial cost for the delay and putting in place the first comprehensive deployment plan for a national GSM carrier.