911 Network Diversity and Resiliency

June 26th – 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Grays Peak 2

As the first link in the public safety chain, 911 is often considered the most important service government provides. But what happens when it fails, and more importantly, how can we reduce the likelihood of it failing? Colorado’s 911 call delivery network relies on the same technology used to deliver most other types of telecommunications, and it can be susceptible to the same kind of vulnerabilities. Currently, a group of 911 stakeholders and industry in Colorado are exploring the creation of a paradigm to prioritize, schedule, and improve 911 network diversity in the state and to answer the important question of how to pay for those improvements. This session will provide an overview of that effort.