Calls to 911 with traditional telephones provide emergency service dispatchers with the caller's number and address. VoIP providers have limited access to the systems connecting those calls to primary emergency lines and location information is not always available.More details at Reuters
FCC to require VoIP providers to offer 911 dialing services
Posted on Thursday, April 28 2005 @ 19:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FCC chairman Kevin Martin said he would soon propose a requirement for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) providers to offer their users emergency 911 dialing services. Martin explains he heard reports of people with trouble to reach the police through VoIP telephony, a problem that should be addressed quickly.