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NG9-1-1

This page is intended to be a list of Next Generation 9-1-1 resources for Colorado 9-1-1 professionals.

The Basics

At its most basic, NG9-1-1 is an initiative by professionals in the 9-1-1 industry to replace the existing 9-1-1 network with one based on Internet Protocol technology, allowing new communications technologies to be integrated into the network and gaining other benefits by replacing analog systems with a flexible, diverse, and intelligent design.

NG9-1-1 in Colorado

In 2011, the Colorado 9-1-1 Resource Center contracted with Mission Critical Partners, a public safety consulting firm, to conduct a study to determine options for the future transition to NG911 in Colorado. This study focused on three primary considerations:

  • Technology
  • Funding
  • Governance
The results were unveiled at the 2011 Colorado 9-1-1 Issues Summit on August 29. 
The recommendations in this report and the next steps for Colorado were discussed at an NG9-1-1 Summit on January 30 and 31, 2012. Based on the results of that discussion, an NG9-1-1 Steering Committee was formed to further explore the options for a transition to NG9-1-1 in Colorado. Many of the discussions from the Steering Committee are incorporated into the Colorado State 9-1-1 Plan.

In January 2013, CenturyLink presented a plan for a transition to NG9-1-1 in Colorado to the Public Utilities Commission's 9-1-1 Advisory Task Force.

In March 2013, Bandwidth presented their plan to the Task Force, and Level 3 presented to the Task Force their NG9-1-1 services in July 2013.

In July 2013, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission held an Informational Hearing on NG9-1-1. The presentation slides prepared by staff are available here, and the audio of the hearing is available here.

In February 2014, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission held an NG9-1-1 workshop. Recording and presentation materials are available on the Commission website.