VoIP provider Nuvio Corp. said yesterday it has filed a motion with the FCC for a stay of the Nov. 28 deadline requiring VoIP service providers to have E911.
Nuvio requested the FCC to stay a portion of its order until a nationwide solution is available to service providers. The company in August filed an appeal of the order.
While we share the commissions concern about deploying 911 service, and we have worked diligently to provide our users with 911 access, the 120-day requirement imposed by the FCC is arbitrary and capricious and without support in the record, say Jason Talley, president and CEO of Nuvio. No service provider is going to be able to provide a nationwide solution for nomadic VoIP users, and this order is inconsistent with the commissions past decisions regarding implementation of E911 capabilities by other service providers, such as wireless.
Talley says Nuvio will go to the U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. circuit if the FCC does not deal with the reality of the marketplace.