Mac Dearman wrote:
I am at a loss here as they are the Nations largest and even providing
for certain Telcos! They have written the book on e911 as well as hold
a many patents on the technology.
They are the nations largest in terms of e911 management. However,
before last year they didn't have a single e911 trunk. They tried to
leverage their situation and provide VoIP e911 until they found
themselves out of money from the buildout expense. They were bought by
an unheard of company back in January. See
Yes - there is. First, where there are no actual 911 addresses or the
County/Parish does not have their end set up there is the long/Lat
approach that is being used. The right PSAP is still attained and the
right address is given.
Wrong, the FCC requires the VoIP operator to support e911 regardless of
whether it is available. The VoIP operator is not allowed to market
services in areas where e911 isn't supported.
Well, we are doing much better than that :-) The biggest advantage
with us is that once the e911 call is placed it does not travel over
SIP trunks or the internet when it hits our NOC as we have dedicated
PRIs to handle that traffic and we dump it to that route. This way we
are not relying on Level3 in Dallas J but a straight shot to Intrado.
Having PRIs doesn't help you with manual administrative processes. Your
company is not special; every telecom company has to deal with these
issues. You just don't know that you will have to.
The e911 price is exactly what's holding the majority back! The
majority of the ISPs who want to do VoIP can't handle a $5000.00 set
up fee and then a minimum of $300.00 per month starting out with 3
VoIP phone clients!
When we talk with other WISPs about VoIP they aren't so much worried
about the price. They are worried about their network, supporting their
customers, running their own switch, etc.
It is not perfect, but VoIP is absolutely too easy! Asterisk has made
it possible for my mother to set up a fully functional PBX. It kind of
reminds me of driver's license in that any idiot who can breathe and
see can get a license and anyone who can order a disc with the newest
GUI can be in the VoIP business. Now the truth is that there are
thousands out there, but only 10 worth subscribing to.
Who are these 10? And why would you include your company in the list?
Do you resell e911?
Who are you using for a solution?
The ILEC like everyone else.
We are well aware of all the FCC regulations that impact our company and
abide by them.
Do you have a FCC certificate for each State you are doing business in?
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