Internet Phones Given 911 Deadline - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/19/05

Internet Phones Given 911 Deadline

The Federal Trade Commission is now giving internet phone companies 120 days to connect customers to the 9-1-1 network.

A NewsChannel 11 investigation uncovered that 9-1-1 does not always work with Voice Over Internet Protocol Systems like Vonage. If 9-1-1 is available, the address you're calling from may not be. The FCC will now require all services to route 9-1-1 calls to local emergency dispatchers with the customer's callback number and location.

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