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Webinar for Local Officials on Transition to “Next Generation” 911

2 pm | Wednesday, November 7

As Virginia makes the transition from analog to digital technology for 911 service calls, each locally administered emergency call center will need to complete certain infrastructure upgrades. While the state is paying the capital costs for replacement and upgrades (including connectivity upgrades such as installation of fiber), some of the 119 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) programs will need to significantly increase their monthly operation payments. To help localities, the 911 Services Board will cover the increases in monthly operation payments for the first 24 months after the next generation service becomes operational for each PSAP program.

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), staff to the 911 Services Board, is assisting localities with this transition. As part of their outreach to local governing bodies they are offering the following informational webinar:

VITA ISP staff will be hosting an informational webinar titled “NG9-1-1 the Next Steps, Options, and Your Decisions.” Now that the migration proposals based on the Fairfax County contract have been delivered, it is time for each PSAP and locality to consider their options and decide how they would like to proceed with next generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).  In this webinar we will provide a brief overview summary of how Virginia has gotten to this point and helpful suggestions how a PSAP may want to proceed with making the NG9-1-1 decision.  We will cover the most frequent questions we heard when presenting the migrations proposals and details about next steps.  If local decision makers have not yet been brought in the discussion about NG9-1-1, this will be a good webinar for them to also attend to understand the background and the process going forward.

Specific information is as follows:
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 2 p.m.
Call in information: 1.866.842.5779, PIN 8248087601, and when it’s time, join the meeting.

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