FCC To Require GPS On All Cell Phones By 2018

A ruling by the Federal Communications Commission requires that all cell phones sold must be equipped with GPS no later than 2018. The FCC’s ruling is to ensure emergency callers can be accurately located when 911 is dialed. It’s estimated that about 85% of all cell phones will have GPS anyway by 2018 but the ruling makes it mandatory for all service providers, even VoIP, to provide GPS-equipped devices. According to Bruce Goldie, the FCC didn’t establish a date for phasing out cell phones without GPS.


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