What is Next Generation 911 (NG911)?

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Next Generation 911 or NG911 refers to an initiative aimed at updating the 911 service infrastructure in the United States and Canada to improve public emergency communications services in a wireless mobile society. It intends to enable the public to transmit text messages, images, video and data to a 911 center. It is a common misconception that 911 centers can already receive these types of information. (The current 911 system was built in the 1970s and was designed to handle only landline telephone service.)