FCC extends VoIP 911 deadline again

The FCC has given VoIP service providers more time to notify their users of difficulties in reaching a live 911 dispatcher in their area. The decision marks the second deadline the FCC has pushed back on the issue. The agency said most VoIP service providers have attained acknowledgments from 90 percent of their users. Service providers who have not reached that percentage have until the end of October. Those that fail to meet the mark must disconnect those users who have not made the acknowledgment. Insiders say the FCC's deadlines seem pointless, if not condescending to the VoIP providers, because the companies will need to provide fully functional 911 services to their users by late November.

For more on the FCC 911 deadline:
- check out this story from the AP