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RAY BAUM'S ACT COMPLIANCE​

With 101VOICE your organization can comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

RAY BAUM’S ACT

RAY BAUM’s Act was passed into law on March 23, 2018. Section 506 requires the FCC to conclude a proceeding by September 23, 2019 that considers rules to ensure that MLTS systems convey dispatchable address (defined as: “the street address of the calling party, and additional information such as room number, or similar information necessary to adequately identify the location of the calling party”) to public safety with a 911 call. On August 2, 2019 the FCC released its Report and Order that adopted such rules and concluded its proceeding as directed by Section 506.

What does section 506 of RAY BAUM’s Act cover?
Pursuant to rulemaking by the FCC, Section 506 of RAY BAUM’s Act requires that organizations with MLTS provide dispatchable location, i.e., street address, floor, room and/or suite number (if applicable) to public safety with 911 calls.

WHO'S AFFECTED?

Laws set out by the FCC impacts enterprises of multi-line telephone systems (MTLS)

911 Regulatory Checklist​

Providing 911 emergency support in the enterprise doesn’t just happen. It requires careful planning, especially in the midst of a cloud migration. Below are a list of questions and tips to help you maintain connections to 911 and regulatory compliance, while keeping your end users safe.

Here is a link to the FCC released Report and Order related to 911 and timeliness assistance which identifies Kari’s Law and Ray Baum act as mandatory implementations. We also suggest reaching out to our team for additional guidance on how to implement and confirm if you are compliant.  FCC released its Report and Order 

Yes, end users can direct dial 911 without a dial access code. Think about a child calling for help without knowing how to operate the office, hotel or school phone system.

“Dispatchable location” (part of the requirement under RAY BAUM’s Act) is essentially the door that first responders need to find to assist callers. This address needs to be formatted correctly and validated for errors in a master street address guide (MSAG) format. 101VOICE performs this validation and error correction as part of our easy-to-use location provisioning process (using our dashboard or APIs).

933 testing helps to limit the disruption that occurs when scheduling live 911 calls with public safety. Calling 933 from any 101VOICE-provisioned 911 endpoint will trigger an automated voice message relaying the caller name, call back number and address assigned to that endpoint.

Your HR, facilities, and IT teams can work with your legal counsel to help you determine how to support users in remote locations.

Notifications can be provided via email, phone call recording, or SMS text message formats. To help enterprises with E911 compliance, 101VOICE offers a notification feature with both our E911 for VoIP and Unified Communications and E911 Dynamic Location Routing solutions.

MANAGING 911
REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING OF LEGAL & REGULATORY RISK

Potential exposures occur when enterprises:

Fail to adequately plan for remote workers, satellite campuses, etc.
Fail to provide dispatchable location information at the time of a 911 call
Don’t alert security teams and other key personnel that a 911 call has been made
Intercept 911 calls before sending directly to public safety
Replace PRI or dedicated circuits and move to the cloud
With the passage of the two important pieces of legislation, the FCC is rapidly moving toward establishing uniform federal standards for precise “dispatchable location” as well as internal notification of on-site teams to assist in response.

Additionally, failing to provide accurate location information during an emergency can delay emergency response times, potentially resulting in harm to individuals and damage to property.

E-911 infrastructure is over 20 years old and is part of the traditional 911 legacy infrastructure, therefore, businesses and campuses must ensure they also implement more modern solutions like Next-Generation 911 (NG-911) and Mobile 911 (M-911)

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Webinar Alert!

We hosted a Webinar to share some of the latest developments in the telecoms space related to emergency response services for K12 campuses.

Chief among these are Next-Generation 911 services that all telephone systems must support because of legislation.

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