NDACo is happy to report that the last of the state’s twenty-one 911 centers was successfully migrated to a new IP-based network as of August 3rd.
The new network replaces a decades-old system of analog telephone lines that limited 911 centers from receiving anything more than basic voice and location data. 911 centers will continue to serve the public as they always have but the completion of this new IP-based network has prepared them for future delivery of new types of media from the public including text messages, pictures, videos and more.
This is a major milestone for the State of North Dakota as it joins only a handful of states nationwide to make such an profound advancement in 911 service. This upgrade is the foundation for future services like Text to 911 being available in North Dakota. That service should be available in the state in the next few months.