PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules

PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access.

PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated T1s to terminate emergency calls to the appropriate PSAP in the callers location. A PSAP is a location, such as a 911 center, where emergency calls are answered.

VoIP providers know best where their customers are located, and PAETEC has existing connections to PSAPs, explains EJ Butler, COO for PAETEC. “The bottom line is that with PAETECs Emergency Access Transport Service, VoIP providers can use our existing 911 network without adding the expense of building their own connection.

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