FCC Creates VoIP E911 Task Force

As VoIP providers inch closer to the November deadline mandating E911 service for Internet calls, the FCC this created a task force on E911 enforcement.

Kevin Martin, FCC chairman, said the FCC-NARUC Task Force on VoIP Enhanced 911 enforcement will include staff from the FCC and State Public Utility Commissions. Those members will work with representatives from the public safety community, including the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

The FCC says the task force will enforce the commissions VoIP E911 rules by developing educational materials for consumers, compiling data and sharing best practices.

One of the FCCs core missions is to promote public safety, Marin said in his announcement. Our VoIP E911 rules are critical to achieving that goal,

FCC and NARUC task force members have yet to be named.

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