FCC Considers Letting Russia Handle America’s 911 Calls

FCC Considers Letting Russia Handle America’s 911 Calls

The FCC is considering a plan to use a Russian satellite system, GLONASS, to handle the U.S emergency 911 system. The plan was developed by a group of wireless carriers and public safety organizations and is, of course, raising security concerns.

“In view of the threat posed to the world by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, it cannot be seriously considered that the U.S. would rely on a system in that dictator’s control for its wireless 911 location capability,” states Rep. Mike Rogers,(R-AL) who is chairman of the Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.

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