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PDFWAC 118-67-090

Handset-based location technologies.

RCSCs that employ a handset-based location technology may phase in deployment of Phase II enhanced 9-1-1 service, subject to the following requirements:
(1) Without respect to any PSAP request for deployment of Phase II 9-1-1 enhanced service, the RCSC shall:
(a) Ensure that 100 percent of all new digital handsets activated are location-capable.
(b) By December 31, 2005, achieve 95 percent penetration of location-capable handsets among its subscribers.
(2) Once a PSAP request is received, the RCSC shall, in the area served by the PSAP, within six months:
(a) Install any hardware and/or software in the CMRS network and/or other fixed infrastructure, as needed, to enable the provision of Phase II enhanced 9-1-1 service; and
(b) Begin delivering Phase II enhanced 9-1-1 service to the PSAP.
(3) For all 9-1-1 calls from portable or mobile phones that do not contain the hardware and/or software needed to enable the RCSC to provide Phase II enhanced 9-1-1 service, the RCSC shall, after a PSAP request is received, support, in the area served by the PSAP, Phase I location for 9-1-1 calls or other available best practice method of providing the location of the portable or mobile phone to the PSAP.
(4) RCSCs employing handset-based location technologies shall ensure that location-capable portable or mobile phones shall conform to industry interoperability standards designed to enable the location of such phones by multiple RCSCs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 38.52.561. WSR 04-01-066, ยง 118-67-090, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04.]
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