An even bigger concern of the VoIP providers is that the 911 ruling will make them vulnerable to their largest competitors, the traditional phone companies. Since those carriers control the phone connections to 911 centers, they'll be able to bill the VoIP vendors for handling calls that are transferred along those lines--or block them entirely. The traditional phone companies have lobbied hard for 911 regulations, hoping to slow down the explosive growth of VoIP services.
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