article

Round Table

ON FCC RULES REQUIRING VOIP PROVIDERS TO OFFER ENHANCED 911 CAPABILITIES BY OCTOBER.

“Today’s action seeks to remedy a very serious problem - one quite literally of life or death for the millions of customers that subscribe to VoIP service as a substitute for traditional phone service.”

-FCC Chairman Kevin Martin


“We are going to work toward that goal, and, if we do, we will be the first industry to do it that fast.”
-VON Coalition Executive Director Jim Kohlenberger


“Can we wave a magic wand and make all VoIP devices E911-capable immediately? Unfortunately no, we can’t.We know there will be a number of situations in which making the technology work is going to prove very challenging.”
-FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy


“We believe the decision will impose some new costs on VoIP providers, reducing their current regulatory advantage over the Bells/ILECs, though many details remain to be fleshed out.”
-Legg Mason analysts in a research note


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The ID is: 70544