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Re: FCC To Require 911 for VoIP
On 29-apr-2005, at 0:17, Owen DeLong wrote:
Someone should show them some of the 802.11 based "cellular-like" SIP phones and ask them how exactly they plan to get good geolocation data for 911 on those and the soft-phone in my laptop.
You're absolutely right. I submit that if the US government wants location information for VoIP 911 calls, they should create an infrastructure that allows people to determine their location. Your example shows that this infrastructure should also be available outside the US. Maybe a satellite network that continuously transmit location beacon information which can be used to triangulate one's location would do the trick?Who exactly will I be talking to when I dial 911 from an internet cafe in Puerto Vallarta through my Virgina VOIP account with a California Billing address?