Vonage Equips Over 80 New Counties With E911 Capabilities

Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of broadband phone service, today announced that it has been continuing to roll out Enhanced 911 service to large and small cities across the U.S. In just two weeks, Vonage has equipped an additional 140 locally-run emergency call centers, in over 80 counties, with E911 -- a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number.

In June, the FCC gave Vonage, and all Internet-based phone service companies, 120 days to create an E911 system from scratch, and provide all of its customers, wherever they are in the U.S., with E911 service. In that amount of time, Vonage worked closely with local 911 call centers, also known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), across the country to turn on E911 for as many customers as it could bringing the total number of ready PSAPs to nearly 900. Vonage continues to test and turn up new PSAPs which are VoIP ready every day and will continue to do so until it meets the FCC's mandate of 100% compliance.

"We are doing everything in our power to get E911 to all Vonage customers as quickly as possible," said Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage's Chairman and CEO. "Vonage continues to work tirelessly with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety to turning up a national E911 system. We will not rest until every single Vonage customer has equal access to E911. Regardless of when or where or how they're calling 911, our goal is to get them help when they need it and we will not quit until we do that."

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