FCC VoIP Ruling Could Boost CLEC Businesses

Poe, Robert
July 2005
America's Network;7/1/2005, Vol. 109 Issue 7, p15
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's ruling which forces voice over IP (VoIP) providers to supply enhanced 911, or E911, service to all of their customers. The service pops up the name, address and call-back number of a 911 caller on a screen in the public safety answering point, or PSAP, that serves the caller's area, making it possible to rescue even those who cannot provide their locations verbally for one reason or another. The burden is that all VoIP providers will have to make E911 available to all their customers by late November 2005.


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