What do you believe to be the biggest barrier to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) making the transition to next-generation 911?

Funding: There’s barely enough money to maintain existing 911 service, much less pay for big technological upgrades.
57% (25 votes)
Will: Next-gen 911 can work if the 911 community and appropriate political powers want it. Where there’s a will , there’s a way.
20% (9 votes)
Connectivity: Some PSAPs don’t have access to a single broadband connection, much less redundant broadband connections.
14% (6 votes)
Operations: Handling voice calls—and soon, text—is tough enough. Handling video and multiple data streams is too much.
9% (4 votes)
Total voters: 44

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Anonymous
on Sep 2, 2014

Technology advancement, cost of replacing maintenance of equipment and public perception or expectation has stress the funding supporting 9-1-1 centers. FCC requires wireles carriers to provide and the general public then expects local PSAPs to also be able to provide the service

Anonymous
on Sep 2, 2014

Not just political powers, but changing the culture and insuring adequate staffing

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