[VoiceOps] Hotel Phone

Mark Lindsey lindsey at e-c-group.com
Fri Apr 5 09:04:19 EDT 2019

Re 911 requirements -- The SIPNOC conference discusses this kind of thing annually. Eric Burger, CTO of the FCC, did a presentation and Q&A session on it last year. Here are his presentation notes (though without the Q&A):
https://www.sipforum.org/download/a-discussion-about-karis-law-act-of-2017/?wpdmdl=3555 <https://www.sipforum.org/download/a-discussion-about-karis-law-act-of-2017/?wpdmdl=3555>

Currently, the requirements are not fully defined. The FCC is in the rulemaking phase, and has published this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: 
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-132A1.pdf <https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-18-132A1.pdf>

A Discussion about Kari’s Law Act of 201712.11.2018
 <https://www.sipforum.org/download/a-discussion-about-karis-law-act-of-2017/?wpdmdl=3555>Presented by Dr. Eric Burger, FCC CTO. H.R. 582, commonly known as “Kari’s Law Act of 2017,” amends the Communications Act of 1934, and is named in honor of Kari Hunt Dunn whose tragic death in 2013 alerted the nation to the dangers of requiring a dialing prefix to access 911. Due to the advocacy of Hank Hunt, Kari’s father, Americans across the land will benefit from easier access to 911 when connecting to the service from certain private phone systems. Kari’s Law requires multi-Line telephone systems, like Unified Communications (UC) platforms, to allow users to dial 911 without requiring any prefix, post-fix or trunk access code. In addition to the direct dialing provision, Kari’s Law also requires that on-site notifications be issued when someone calls 911. Current FCC CTO Dr. Eric Burger will provide more information about this new law, the requirements under the law, and its impact on individuals and businesses today.

My company also has an upcoming class on laws/regulations for Voice network engineers & technicians that will cover Kari's Law, though from an engineering perspective, not a lawyer's. I am not a lawyer.

Mark R Lindsey, SMTS 
mark at ecg.co <mailto:mark at ecg.co>http://ecg.co/lindsey/ <http://ecg.co/lindsey/>

> On Apr 4, 2019, at 12:08 PM, Jason Kuylen <kuylenj at eastex.com <mailto:kuylenj at eastex.com>> wrote:
> I’ve never heard of any other 911 requirement for hotel or business phones outside of not have to dial 9 to dial 911, ie 9911. Kari’s Law.
> Can anyone provide a link with more information?
> Thanks.
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Mark R Lindsey, SMTS 
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