ANGEN continues to grow as new PSAPs are added for T-Mobile. Other carriers are getting circuits installed and tested and may get a few PSAPs on line before the December freeze on network changes. The first set of PSAPs were selected to get one PSAP served by each of the seven selective routers. After this PSAP / Selective Router verification process, additional carriers and PSAPs will be added as soon as carriers are ready.
|Sept 30||Etowah County||Anniston / Oxford - AT&T|
|Oct 2||Dothan PD||Dothan - CenturyLink|
|Oct 22||Walker County||Oak Mtn / Birmingham - AT&T|
|Oct 25||Huntsville / Madison County||Huntsville / University - AT&T|
|Oct 29||Chambers County||Montgomery - AT&T|
|Nov 1||Baldwin County||Mobile - AT&T|
|Nov 5||Marion County||Winfield - CenturyLink|
Press Release - Oct 7, 2013 - Live Roll Out of ANGEN Begins
ANGEN is the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network, a project to install an Internet Protocol (IP) network to allow handling 9-1-1 calls via IP. The project is being funded by the participating 9-1-1 Districts and a matching federal grant for a total project budget of $1,900,000. The annual operating expenses will come from the Alabama 9-1-1 Board's cost recovery fund and the local 9-1-1 Districts' existing budget as ANGEN replaces existing costs in later phases.
ANGEN will drastically improve the delivery of 9-1-1 services in Alabama and will prepare Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) to take advantage of text, video, images, and other data that will improve response to emergency calls. In addition to improvements in call handling, ANGEN will reduce the expenses associated with 9-1-1 for the telephone companies and PSAPs.