FCC on May 19th

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FCC on May 19th

There is a good chance I will have my second daughter on May 19th and this is the day the FCC will hold its open commission meeting to discuss wireline competition. More specifically they will be discussing E911 and how VoIP service providers will have to enable 911 on their networks.

I am watching these events with a bit of concern and at the same time hope that whatever the commission decides VoIP providers will be able to implement quickly. Hopefully the process will be painless as well.

Still the FCC could decide anything and perhaps that is what scares me just a bit. They could make it very difficult for VoIP service providers if they so choose. Let’s hope Chairman Martin balances the needs of the consumer as he has done so many times before in his career and makes sure there is a cost-effective way for VoIP providers to comply with whatever rules are decided upon in the future.



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