Sunday, July 24, 2005

New Federal/State VOIP Enhanced 911 Enforcement Task Force is Formed

The FCC and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is forming a joint Task Force on VoIP Enhanced 911 (E911) enforcement. The Task Force was created to facilitate the timely and effective enforcement of the FCC's new VoIP E911 rules. Working together, the federal and state Task Force members will look at developing educational materials to ensure that consumers understand their rights and the requirements of the FCC's VoIP E911 Order and rules and how best to expedite compliance and facilitate enforcement, where necessary. The Task Force will also compile data and share best practices.

Staff from both the FCC and State Public Utility Commissions will serve as members, working closely with representatives from the public safety community, including the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

FCC and NARUC Task Force members will be named shortly.

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