Congress Approves 911 Legislation

September 2008
Fire Engineering;Sep2008, Vol. 161 Issue 9, p71
Trade Publication
The article reports on the approval of the New and Emerging Technologies (NET) 911 Improvement Act through a voice vote by the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2008. The 911 laws for Internet phone services are updated under the legislation. The Senate passed the bill unanimously on June 16. Voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) providers are allowed to access existing 911 infrastructures under the Act. VoIP firms, users and call centers handling emergency online phone calls will also have liability protection.


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