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Re: Will 911 Difficulties Derail VoIP?

DevilsPGD (
Sun, 15 May 2005 18:28:46 -0600

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> AES wrote:

>> 1) It seems likely that in the not too distant future telephone
>> service will be almost entirely provided by (or thru) VOIP. And,
>> there seem to be real technical difficulties -- in particular serious
>> "caller location identification" difficulties -- associated with
>> providing 911 service to VOIP phones.

> What time frame do you mean by "not too distant future"?

> Why do you think all telephone service will go over VOIP?

We're most of the way there already, only the last mile is typically
analog. TELUS switched all LD over to VoIP many moons ago.

As with all ventures, the last mile is the most expensive and most
difficult to implement.

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