j_jtc_2017a_2017-12-19t09:04:24z1 Hearing Summary
Location: SCR 352
Updated on Statewide E-911 Efforts, Public Utilities Commission
COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
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11:03 AM -- Updated on Statewide E-911 Efforts, Public Utilities Commission
Director Doug Dean, representing the Public Utilities Commission, came to the table to introduce the PUC's additional presenters, Mr. Daryl Branson and Ms. Lynn Notarianni.
Mr. Daryl Branson, representing the Public Utilities Commission, came to the table to update the committee on the PUC's 911 efforts. He described the 911 system in the state. He also described the work of the Colorado 911 Task Force. He discussed the state's work on wireless and text-to-911 service. He continued by discussing next generation 911 and the state's efforts in this area. He also discussed several proceedings before the PUC regarding 911 and the adoption of changes to 911 rules and regulations. He noted several federal changes that may aid Colorado in its next generation 911 efforts.
In response to a committee question, Mr. Branson stated that there are issues with wireless calls, especially between cities and counties. Ms. Notarianni added that the PUC is looking at numerous options to implement next generation 911 and minimize the cost of that implementation. In response to a committee question, Mr. Branson stated that it may take as little as 18 months to deploy generation 911 in Colorado, but it could take longer. Mr. Branson and Ms. Notarianni stated that they believe that recent net neutrality changes will most likely have no impact on 911 service.