Call to Action: Ask Congress to Fully Fund Next Generation 9-1-1

We need your help, public safety! On March 11, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2021 as part of the LIFT America Act (H.R. 1848). Now we need to urge the Senate to fully fund this legislation.

How to show your support:

  1. Call Senator Schumer’s Office at (202) 224-6542. Tell the office who you are, where you’re from, and deliver a simple request: “Please fully fund Next-Generation 9-1-1.” 
  2. Please consider doing the same with the Senators from your state. Click here to find their contact information.
  3. Sign the Petition: Support Next Generation 9-1-1 Funding Legislation

Why is this important?

This legislation provides $15 billion to update our nation’s 9-1-1 infrastructure, protect this infrastructure from cyber threats, and ensures that all members of the first responder community will be trained to effectively use Next Generation 9-1-1 technology to complete their mission: To save lives. This legislation will provide funding to not only update, but modernize the existing 9-1-1 infrastructure, as well as ensure interoperability, address cybersecurity concerns, and provide training for first responders and end users of the 9-1-1 system.

Sign our petition to protect 4.9 GHz

Support a Fully Operational Public Safety Broadband Network Using 4.9 GHz

Public safety requires a dedicated radio and broadband spectrum to perform our duties in protecting the public. We depend on this spectrum for our radio systems and for our broadband data network needs. This was acknowledged in the 9/11 Commission report and Congress also demonstrated a deep understanding of the importance of a dedicated public safety network when they created The FirstNet Authority in 2012.

Sign the petition here!