New Jersey-based VoIP service provider Vonage annoucned on thursday that more than one million of its subscribers now have Enhanced 911 (E911) service, a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party’s telephone number.
Last year, VoIP providers including Vonage were asked by the Federal Communications Commission last year to provide effective E911 service to establish locations for callers unable to provide an address who are in need of emergency help.
“With one million subscriber lines turned up with E911 service in just 9 months, Vonage is leading the fastest nomadic E911 deployment in telecommunications history,” said Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage’s chairman and chief strategist in a statement. “Our goal is to get every Vonage customer help when they need it and we will not stop working with theFCC, regulators, Congress and PSAPs until there is equal access to E911 for Vonage’s customers.”
Vonage said it worked with 911 Public Safety Answering Points throughout the U.S. to turn on the emergency calling service Federal Communications Commission ordered they do so back in June last year. gave the company 120 days to do so back in June last year.
The VoIP calling firm noted that it has a national emergency call center for its customers who use Wi-Fi phones or other calling devices not directly connected to landline phones.