Bill Would Bring VoIP Providers Into 911 System

Lawmakers introduced a bill to try and bring VoIP services into an emergency calling regime that has largely ignored the IP-based infrastructure. At a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., introduced the 911 Modernization and Public Safety Act (H.R. 3403), which would ensure that VoIP providers have access to the components of the 911 infrastructure they need to process emergency calls, and it would give them the same liability protection that wireless carriers have.

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