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FCC says carriers sign on to 911 texting plan

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission says the nation’s four largest wireless carriers have agreed to relay text messages to text-enabled 911 call centers by May 2014.

The four carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile — cover 90 percent of the population. However, only a handful of call centers are able to receive texts today, and it’s unclear how many will be able to receive them in 2014.

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