911 call centers getting major upgrades

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BISMARCK, N.D. - 911 Call Centers will be getting some major upgrades thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This is part of Next Generation 911, which looks to connect various emergency responders and improve caller mapping systems. The Central Dakota Communications Center said this program can take elevation into account, for when a 911 call comes in from a tall building.

They will also use funds to connect rural emergency services to an already existing interconnected IP network.

The 911 Grant Program in total is awarding $109 million in federal grants to 34 states and two tribal nations.