More E911 Rumblings
More shots fired on the E-911 front, this time in the legal trenches.
An appeal by Nuvio (detailed ,here by ZDNet correspondent Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache from ZDNet and CNet respectively) in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The gist here is that Nuvio doesn't want to disconnect its customers who may not have responded to the company's manifold declarations that say something to the effect of: "You do realize, of course, that your VoIP phone can't possibly be expected to function like your hard line at home, right?"
In any case, Nuvio wants the court to review the FCC's regulations on the E-911 front, and other protestations to the effect that the FCC's ruling is unfair, unnecessarily burdensome, and unreasonable.
They haven't gone so far as to say "arbitrary, capricious, and unfair," but that's the general drift.
Russell Shaw, in his inimitable blog suggests five (count 'em) reasons why VoIP providers want a deadline extension. Bottom line? They want more time -- time to amortize their costs, time to file lawsuits, time to make their E-911 systems, not just bullet-proof, mind you, but proof against consumer lawsuits. I'll leave the other two suggestions to Mr. Shaw, whose pithy style to which I can do little justice.