Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year

Donny Jackson | Urgent Communications

Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.

Dick Heitschmidt, chairman of the Kansas 9-1-1 Coordinating Council and Hutchinson chief of police, said the selection of AT&T several weeks ago as the vendor to build a statewide ESInet was “fairly easy,” because AT&T has been developing a statewide 911 solution during the past two years.

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