Maybe because VOIP has NEVER BEEN A GOOD 911 OPTION.
What happens when the power goes out?
My UPS kicks in supporting the modem, the VOIP router and the phone.
What happens when the internet goes out?
I assume you mean when your internet connection goes out. I've got DSL and I've had it go out once in three years and that was during a pretty nasty storm. I'm pretty sure the phone was out also though I had no way of checking. So as long as the phone system works my DSL and VOIP are probably up.
What happens when...
The list goes on and on and on and on which is why if you're really concerned about 911 you should have at least one land line phone plugged into an outlet. Why? Because the FBI doesn't need to worry about VOIP service. You should have a 911 phone available.
Why should I be forced to subsidize an out of date POTS when I don't use it? Maybe we should all be forced to buy and maintain emergency radios so we can call first responders when the phone system goes out.
If 911 was REALLY a problem then Comcast shouldn't be able to cut anyone's internet access... ever.
Because the phone company has never disconnected anyone before either.
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