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NCJ Number: 63028 Find in a Library
Title: INDEPENDENTS CONCEDE 'NINE-ONE-ONE' INEVITABLE - BUT HOST OF PROBLEMS SLOW PROGRESS
Journal: TELEPHONE ENGINEER AND MANAGEMENT  Dated:(JUNE 15, 1970)  Pages:58-60,62-63
Author(s): R M CROCKETT; R H SMITH
Corporate Author: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
United States of America
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
New York, NY 10017
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS 1970 ARTICLE ARGUES THAT THE INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE INDUSTRY SHOULD SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Abstract: THE ARTICLE ASSERTS THAT POLITICAL PRESSURE WAS USED FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CIVIL DISORDERS TO ESTABLISH A UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY NUMBER SYSTEM NATIONWIDE. THE INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANIES (AS OPPOSED TO THE BELL SYSTEM) SHOULD BECOME INVOLVED INITIALLY IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 911 SYSTEM. THIS INITIAL INVOLVEMENT WILL ASSURE THAT AN ORDERLY, ECONOMICAL, AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION CAN BE MADE TO THIS NEW TYPE OF SERVICE. A SURVEY DONE IN APRIL 1970 SHOWS THAT ONLY A HANDFUL OF INDEPENDENT 911 EXCHANGES ARE IN OPERATION AND THAT LOCAL PUBLIC SUPPORT IS NECESSARY TO SPUR THE INDEPENDENT COMPANIES TO ACTION IN IMPLEMENTING 911. EXECUTIVES OF VARIOUS INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANIES ARE QUOTED IN THE ARTICLE TO DEMONSTRATE THE MELANGE OF INTEREST AND DISINTEREST IN THE 911 SYSTEM. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number; Program implementation
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