Bill Would Require VoIP Services to Provide 911 Warnings

A proposed bill in Annapolis, Maryland, would require companies that provide telephone service over the Internet to warn customers four times a year that 911 service will be cut off if the Internet signal dies. "More and more people are going to be using these services, so it's prudent to be proactive and make sure people are notified," said County Executive John R. Leopold, who introduced the measure weeks ago.