hails the United States House of Representatives' passage of the New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008. This new act grants long awaited rights and protection to VoIP service providers to interconnect to the traditional 911 network operated by incumbent telephone providers.
"Vonage is grateful for the many efforts in Congress to make this legislation a priority. It helps consumers, Public Safety and Vonage support the best possible emergency solution," said Jeffrey Citron, Chairman, Chief Strategist, and Interim CEO of Vonage. "With over 98% of our subscriber's lines with access to E911, Congress has provided additional tools, leadership and encouragement to get all parties to work together." Vonage's
E911 solution enables a customer's call to be automatically routed to the appropriate 911 center, with the caller's registered street address and telephone number appearing on the dispatcher's screen -- regardless of where or what exchange they are calling from.
The bill having passed both the Senate and House now awaits President Bush's signature.