e911 deadline passed without fanfare, repercussions

The e911 deadline for VoIP operators has come and gone, and it seems neither the FCC nor VoIP providers will discuss compliance reports. Despite efforts by Congress for an extension, a federal appeals court ruled the FCC could not extend the November 28 deadline. The FCC also refused to discuss whether it would take action against companies who had not equipped their users with e911 service. The FCC did say that at this point it is focused on the compliance reports filed by the VoIP operators. VoIP providers Vonage and AT&T, who together claim 1.1 million users, both declined to comment on their compliance status. SunRocket claims 50,000 subscribers and said that 96 percent of its customers are equipped with e911 service.

For more on the lame duck e911 deadline:
- see this article from AP


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