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DPS Statement on 9-1-1 Lawsuit





 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Contact: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196

                                                                                                                   

DPS Statement on 9-1-1 Lawsuit

 

PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Public Safety and its 9-1-1 Coordination Board announced today that the state has settled its civil lawsuit with Comtech Telecommunications Corp. of Wilmington, Delaware; and affiliated corporations NextGen Communications Inc., and TeleCommunication Systems Inc., based in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

As agreed to in the settlement, the state will receive $3.45 million to be deposited into the 9-1-1 Coordination Fund. The 28 public safety answering points (PSAPs) located statewide will share $200,000 of that amount.

 

Last year, the 9-1-1 Coordination Board awarded a five-year contract to CenturyLink to provide Next Generation 9-1-1 services to the state. The transition to the CenturyLink service was completed on February 26, 2020.

 

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