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FCC To Require 911 for VoIP

Jack Decker (jack-yahoogroups@withheld_on_request)
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:12:51 -0400

By Elizabeth Millard

The FCC has expressed concern after hearing about lawsuits against
Vonage, in which users sued the company for inadequately warning them
about the potential inability to dial 911 through its services in an

The Federal Communication Commission said it will move ahead with
developing a plan to require emergency 911 calling capability on VoIP

The FCC's announcement to have 911 in place for all phones comes after
Verizon and SBC already have stated that they will speed the process
of providing VoIP access to 911.

Despite such movement within the industry, FCC chairman Kevin Martin
said he still will propose requirements for providers to ensure that
the actions are going forward.

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