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ALSO CALLED: Emergency 911, Wireless 911, Cellular E911, E-911, Wireless Enhanced 911 Services, Wireless E-911, Enhanced 911, Wireless 9-1-1, E911 Services
DEFINITION: In the United States, E911 (Enhanced 911) is support for wireless phone users who dial 911, the standard number for requesting help in an emergency. Since wireless users are often mobile, some sort of enhancement is needed to 911 service that allows the location of the user to be known to the call receiver. E911 support is mandated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for traditional  … 
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E911 VoIP Essentials for Enterprise Deployments
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Deploying VoIP across multiple business locations is a great way to simplify and streamline your distributed network and reduce costs, but how does a business provide E911 effectively across the enterprise and what are the legal requirements?
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

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E911 DEFINITION (continued): …  mobile phone service and, since May 19, 2005, for certain VoIP service. Phase 1 of the E911 program required a service provider to provide the telephone number of a 911 caller and the location of the antenna receiving the call to a local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Phase 2 requires the provider to furnish more precise information about the caller's location, usually to within 50 to 300 meters. Phase 2, which requires new technology, is to be completed by the end of 2005.On May 19, 2005, the FCC also required that Internet service providers who interconnect VoIP calls with the public … 
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