Holmdel, NJ, May 11, 2006 - Vonage America Inc., a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading Internet telephony provider, today announced that it has been continuing to roll Enhanced 911 (E911) service - to large and small cities across the U.S.
For the past six months, Vonage has been turning up on average over 112 calling centers in more than 45 new counties each week. In less than three weeks, Vonage has equipped an additional 200 locally-run emergency call centers, in over 70 counties, with E911 ─ bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to over 4500.
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 centers, also known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), across the country to turn on E911 for as many customers as it could. Currently, Vonage continues to test and turn up new PSAPs which are VoIP-ready every day and will continue to do so until Vonage customers have access to E911.
"In just the past month we have turned on E911 service in over 690 PSAPs and 175 counties," said Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage?s chairman and chief strategist. "Vonage will continue to work with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety until PSAPs across the nation are equipped with E911."
Since April 18 th, Vonage has added the following counties to its list of those with E911 capabilities ─ bringing the total number of calling centers with emergency 911 service to over 4500.
*In the event Vonage is unable to connect to the 911 system or for customers who are using mobile devices such as Wi-Fi phones or softclients, Vonage offers a national emergency call center which enables customers to get local help when they need it.
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