FCC Deadline for VOIP Provider E-911 Compliance Passes
Providers of Voice over IP (VOIP) services may be restricted from enrolling new customers after the FCC specified date for E-911 compliance is past.
The FCC had previously imposed a 120 day window for VOIP providers to deploy reliable, enhanced 911 services in all their service areas by Monday, November 28, 2005.
Since the deadline passed, little public disclosure of E-911 compliance has been offered by the FCC or the affected VOIP providers. It had been previously estimated by the VON Coalition, a VOIP industry consortium, that about two-thirds of VOIP users would have access to E-911 services by the deadline.