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How Countries Without 911 Are Bleeding Out

Jason Friesen

With global mobile phone penetration approaching 80% in less than 25 years, even the most remote communities in developing countries now have access to banking, job training, and health care. However, there’s still a basic need—a public utility, you might call it—that the mobile industry has failed to provide: access to 911. ...More than just a matter of good public health, the absence of 911 is also a drain on the economy.

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