INdigital was formed in 1995 by a group of Independent telephone companies who wanted to participate in the upcoming PCS spectrum auction. The FCC created this auction to provide an opportunity for companies to compete with the cellular industry. Over time, the radio spectrum sold in this auction transferred to the cellular providers, and alternative wireless services never developed.
INdigital started operating as a competitive local provider in the Allen County market area, serving small to medium sized business with integrated voice and data services.
According to NENA (the National Emergency Number Association), the first wireless call with location displayed in the United States was made in Allen County, Indiana on March 31, 1998.
In 2004, INdigital Telecom was selected by the Indiana Wireless 9-1-1 Advisory Board to build a new E9-1-1 network. The company built a private, high speed IP network, the first large scale public safety network of its kind in the United States.
The project, known today as the IN911 network, uses IP connectivity, providing many of Indiana’s 911 local authorities and emergency service providers with an innovative platform for new types of emergency services. The network was built without the use of tax dollars, and is funded thru a 50 cent surcharge on wireless subscriber's bills. Pre-paid users contribute 25 cents to the operation of the network.
INdigital has built an advanced self-healing next generation 9-1-1 network. The E9-1-1 network has IP connectivity for all of Indiana’s emergency service providers with an innovative platform for new types of emergency services. And, this has all been done without the use of tax dollars. “This is why,” stated Indiana’s State Treasurer Richard Murdock (Chairman of IN Wireless 911 board), “Indiana’s network is an international model for wireless emergency communications.”
Began text FROM 9-1-1 (FROM = PSAP initiates text to the public or converts voice to text) deployment to Beta sites.
Began statewide text TO 9-1-1 deployment. Our partnerships provide text to 9-1-1 on all major carriers. Out of all the PSAP's in the United States that provide emergency texting, we provide one third of that service.
In partnership with the Indiana State 9-1-1 Board, 92 out of the 92 counties are able to provide text-FOR-9-1-1 services.
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