Glossary

Automatic Location Identification (ALI) Database

An ALI Database is a secure database that contains the exact 911 address for given associated phone numbers. ALI stands for automatic location identification. This database is queried by the PSAP at the time of a 911 call to obtain the caller’s location. For example, if a caller dials 911, then the ALI Database will be able to provide first responders with a location instantly in order to cut down on response time. By allowing phone numbers to be in the ALI Database, emergency situations are allowed to be addressed faster and with more accuracy.

How Bandwidth is Involved with the ALI Database

Bandwidth phone numbers which are enabled with 911 are included in the ALI Database, this enables a caller’s registered 911 address to be available to first responders in an emergency situation.

What Are the Benefits of the ALI Database

Bandwidth believes in promoting the safety of those who use our phone numbers. By enabling our numbers to be hosted in the ALI Database, information regarding the call can automatically be sent to emergency personnel who, in turn, can act quickly to provide help to a caller when they need it most.

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