Brian Fontes

Demise of Biden spending plan stalls next-gen 911 funding


After Sen. Joe Manchin's declaration that he won't vote for the White House's Build Back Better Act, proponents of next-generation 911 technology will have to find a new funding source.

Why 911's 'tragic' shortcomings need immediate attention


Brian Fontes, CEO of the National Emergency Number Association, urged lawmakers this week to make time during the pandemic for legislation to update the country's aged 911 infrastructure.