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FCC Considering Text Message, Photo, Video to 911

The Federal Communications Commission is considering updating the 911 system to allow cellphone users to send a text message, photo or video to the emergency service. '911 is an indispensable, lifesaving tool,' FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. 'But today's 911 system doesn't support the communication tools of tomorrow. Even though mobile phones are the device of choice for most 911 callers, and we primarily use our phones to text, right now, you can't text 911. It's time to bring 911 into the digital age.'

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