Holmdel, NJ, January 3, 2006 ? Vonage Marketing, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of broadband phone service, today announced that it now has emergency 911 service in over 1700 PSAPs across the country. In just one week, Vonage equipped an additional 112 calling centers, in over 50 new counties, with 911 calling capabilities.
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.
?Vonage has been continuing to quickly roll-out Enhanced 911 service every day to new counties across the U.S.,? said Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage's Chairman and CEO. ?Our goal is to get every single Vonage customer help when they need it, and we will continue working with the FCC, regulators, Congress and public safety until there is equal access to E911 for Vonage customers.?
?We have been working closely with Vonage to provide all of its customers in Brevard County with E911 service," said Steve O'Conor, Brevard County 911 Coordinator. "The recent PSAP tests we conducted together went smoothly. It has been a great learning process for all parties involved."