VoIP E911 - was: Telecom Collapse?

Blake Pfankuch bpfankuch at cpgreeley.com
Thu Dec 4 14:53:15 UTC 2008

I would agree on that, my voip setup at my house took several faxes back and forth to the provider to get it working right.  Then it took a week for the 911 dispatch center to actually see my address as correct when I placed test calls.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Jackson [mailto:jerj at coplanar.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 7:22 AM
To: Mike Lyon
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: VoIP E911 - was: Telecom Collapse?

With one provider in Canada at least, the E911 address to phone number
registration is a large bureaucratic manual process, likely involving
fax machines.

Meanwhile, the ILEC presumably has an address in a database for the

So, I wonder about more direct access to PSAPs by CLEC, anywhere from
dark fibre to database API?

On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 23:10 -0800, Mike Lyon wrote:
> That makes two of us...
> Anyways, for residential VOIP, where are we these days with E911? Are
> providers like Vonage and such providing reliable E911 when people
> call 911? That is one of the major problems I see with the residential
> realm going with VOIP offerings...
> -Mike

Jeremy Jackson
Coplanar Networks
jerj at coplanar.net

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