Our client, the Global IP Alliance‘s comments to the FCC regarding a globally-oriented, more robust and functional IP-based next generation emergency response system that can bring enhanced capabilities to 911 system is now online. You can review the filing here.
The Global IP Alliance and Professor Henning Schulzrinne (renowned E-911 expert and Chair of the Department of Computer Science), submitted recommendations to the (FCC) calling for the development of a next-generation, IP-based emergency response system.
The recent filing noted that, simply making the existing 9-1-1 system in the United States work for today’s VoIP users is not satisfactory, even as it may be a suitable stop-gap measure for those consumers who have already migrated over to VoIP services as a replacement for their former POTS service. Instead, the nation, and VoIP service providers must work creatively, and pragmatically with infrastructure providers and public policy makers and regulators to move this nation, and others to a modern, IP-based emergency calling infrastructure. The Global IP Alliance recommendations address that goal, while also describing the opportunities that a modern, IP-based emergency calling infrastructure offers.