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CT Sues Vonage Over 911 - States Bitter They Can't Tax To Death

Jack Decker (jack-yahoogroups@withheld_on_request)
Tue, 03 May 2005 17:55:14 -0400

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CT Sues Vonage Over 911

States bitter they can't tax to death, sue over 911 Suing Vonage is
the new black! Houston sued the company, claiming they don't
make it clear users need to set up their 911 service. (This screen is apparently too confusing). Michigan may sue the
company claiming the limitations of its 911 services are not clear.
Now Newsday,0,20771.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut>
reports that Connecticut is suing Vonage for violating the Connecticut
Unfair Trade Practices Act, by "misrepresenting" their 911
service. Vonage advises users maintain an alternative way to contact
911, as VoIP 911 is still in its infancy.

[Comments: There is a slight error in the above, as one reader pointed
out in a comment: "Actually the City of Houston did not sue
Vonage. While the incident with 911 was in Houston, it is the office
of Texas (state) Attorney General (who is in Austin, the TX capital)
that sued Vonage." And in case you wondered, yes, Connecticut is a
SBC state.]

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