What's New: VoIP Users May Be Cut Off

Tens of thousands of VoIP users may find their service has been cut off next week.

The FCC set Monday as the deadline for users to formally acknowledge that they have been made aware of potential problems with dialing 911 over their VoIP phones. Those who fail to comply will have their service cut off until they do so. Such problems include no service during power outages, or mobile adapters like Vonage equipment that can be moved to another locale, requiring the VoIP provider to be notified to redirect calls to a different 911 center.

According to published reports, Vonage has said that 96 percent of its users have responded, while Qwest claims that only about 75 percent of its business and residential customers have made the acknowledgement.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2005 10:03 am CDT

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