08/11/2011 10:47 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2011

FCC Lays Out Plan For Texting 9-1-1

Consumers will be able to text and send multimedia messages to 9-1-1 emergency call centers under a new plan from the top communications regulator.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled a plan on Wednesday to help emergency response communications catch up to the technically advanced mobile devices people use everyday.

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