[VOIPSEC] e911 peculiarities
sil at infiltrated.net
Wed Feb 11 13:42:27 GMT 2009
Shooting this question off as I could NOT find any information
anywhere regarding this peculiarity. Tried FCC, other mailing
lists, contacts @ carriers (Level3, Global, VZ, etc) yet all
have scratched their heads on this one. (By the way, has to
do with the American system for 911).
In the PSTN system when a client's service is disconnected,
they're still usually given the ability to dial emergency
services through their phone lines no matter what. 1) Is this
a regulatory mandate? Secondly, has someone implemented
something similar in a VoIP carrier scale?
Say you're running a mini VoIP telephone service, you have
say 10 clients and one doesn't pay. You place them in say a
temporary disconnected state. Are you required to still pass
off 911 services via VoIP if the client is a deadbeat?
Please don't bother posting FCC's cgb/consumerfacts/voip911.html
page. Offers little information regarding this situation.
Which brings me to an altogether separate question... In the
current architecture of a VoIP carrier, you'll almost always
run into the following:
Client --> VoIP device (ata, etal) --> ISP --> Carrier
What happens when the ISP portion goes awry and a client
can't get to 911. Obviously it's not the carriers fault,
has any seen VoIP 911 specific issues like this come into
Thanks in advance.
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