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FCC chief wants 911 service for Internet phones

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FCC chief wants 911 service for Internet phones

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said on Tuesday he would soon propose requiring Internet-based telephone providers to offer their customers emergency 911 dialing services.

After hearing reports of consumers having trouble getting through to the police when dialing from an Internet telephone, known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Martin said he wanted to address the problem quickly.

Read the complete story. (Reuters)