Nebraska begins implementation of new 911 system

NG911 will take over for the current statewide Legacy 911 system.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The State of Nebraska has begun the implementation of Next Generation 911 (NG911), a new emergency service system that is capable of receiving information including voice, text, pictures, and videos.

NG911 connects the seven Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) regions to the new Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network (ESInet), which is part of a secure Internet Protocol-based system.

The first of seven regions, South-Central/Panhandle, was connected on Wednesday.

“This is a big step in the migration of the entire state to the Nebraska Next Generation 911 Service System and it was made possible through the collaboration of our public and private partners,” said Commissioner Mary Ridder, District 5.

The second PSAP region is expected to migrate to the ESInet sometime in March or April.  The state says the goal is to have all seven regions up and running on the new system by the end of 2022.

Additional NG911 services such as Geospatial call routing, texting, pictures, and video will be added as the implementation process continues.

Law enforcement agencies say they are excited about the implementation of NG911.

“This will allow new technology within 911 services to be available to our citizens as we move forward,” said Buffalo County Sheriff Neil Miller.

In 2018, LB993 was signed into law, which outlined the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s implementation of NG911 services in Nebraska.

 

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