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Re: FCC To Require 911 for VoIP
> 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? I submit that I don't necessarily want my communications device or my location tracked at all times by the government. My point is not the need for location, but, that it is impractical to reliably implement the traditional 911 model for VOIP. The traditional 911 model depends on being able to make determination of at least a roughly correct 911 service provider based on connection point. (Cell site, telco central office, service location, etc.). None of these are available for many VOIP services. I think that if the focus were on delivering 911 service for fixed-location VOIP systems, it would make much more sense. However, the FCC, so far, does not seem to understand that this distinction is possible or relevant. Owen -- If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.