Sources: FCC will force VoIP E911

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Sources: FCC will force VoIP E911

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week will require all VOIP providers doing business in the U.S. to provide basic E911 service to their customers, Light Reading has learned from sources close to the Commission.

Sources who met with the FCC in recent weeks say the ruling will come at the FCC’s Open Meeting on May 19th, and will require VOIP players to implement 911 service on a nationwide basis within 120 days of the order’s publication. They add that publication of the order will come a few weeks after the meeting, which would put the compliance deadline at late October or early November.

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