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Hope springs eternal: FCC says in 18 months you can text 9-1-1

GigaOM: Finally! The FCC has set a voluntary two-year plan to allow users on the nation’s four largest carriers to text 9-1-1, and actually be assured of getting the help they need. The FCC expects the plan to go into effect in most areas next year with the 90 percent of the nation’s wireless subscribers receiving coverage by May 15, 2014.

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