Steuben First With Text To 911 Service

In Steuben County, you can now access 911 through the use of text mes­sag­ing.

The ser­vice started Thurs­day, and in mak­ing the announce­ment, county offi­cials said “pub­lic safety has taken a major move for­ward.“

A tech com­pany from Fort Wayne designed, built and oper­ates the IN911 net­work for the State 911 Board, which pro­vides ser­vice to Steuben County and 911 agen­cies through­out the state.

Ver­i­zon Wire­less, T-Mobile and Sprint are the first car­rier to pro­vide the text-to-911 ser­vice in Steuben County.

AT&T says it too will soon offer the ser­vice.

The Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion has said all other wire­less car­ri­ers must pro­vide the text-to-911 ser­vice by the end of the year.

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