[VOIPSEC] VOIP for free??
aldem-voipsec at aldem.net
Tue Apr 12 01:23:59 BST 2005
On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 09:14:50AM -0400, stuart jacobs wrote:
> Unfortunately, in the USA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
> does care about 911 and mandates support by any supplier of
> telecommunications services currently over the PSTN but will eventually
> apply to non-PSTN Local communications system as well.
What about closed services like Skype? There might be community with
computer-only network (i.e. no access to/from PSTN at all) - will this
be considered as "telecommunication services"? If yes, what about 911
routing, if there are (say) no phone numbers involved?
To be honest, I don't really understand why anyone who is offering voice
services (whatever it is - VoIP, Skype or like) must provide 911
routing... No, "looks like phone" is not an argument here - there are
many devices which looks like phone and are not capable to provide 911
or equivalent service, and nobody (including authorities) cares.
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