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Gershom 1624

reply to gweidenh

Re: Apartment buildings: Why don't they convert to VOIP?

said by gweidenh:

said by dsl2u:

Rules of what? Is there a rule that stipulates everybody has to have 911 access?

Yes, the FCC mandates that a VoIP provider that offers inbound and outbound service must also provide E911 service for a reasonable fee to the customer.

The OP is in Canada, but it is worth mentioning that the Canadian CRTC has similar rules though not identical.

CRTC tries to make a little more accommodation for nomadic VoIP as opposed to fixed VoIP, yet clearly in this situation the phone service would be considered "fixed" and "interconnected" by the officials in both countries.