VoIP gets given 911 Ultimatum in the states

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Fans of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol – cheap or free internet calls, basically) will no doubt have heard of some of the problems that the phone has when it comes to making 911 calls-  since the phone goes through the net, emergency services often find it difficult to trace the calls. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to give VoIP providers 120 days to make sure that the phones are 911 traceable. Although internet phone operators have complained that larger phone companies are refusing to share details, most major VoIP companies are rumoured to have been able to reach agreements over detail sharing with the larger networks.

Chris Cornwell