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Court keeps Net phone rules for now

A federal appeals court on Tuesday decided not to put on hold a thorny set of rules about 911 requirements for Web phone providers.

Earlier this month, Nuvio, a Missouri-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider, and three other companies requested an emergency stay of the Federal Communications Commission rules. They said they were concerned the agency had not supplied enough guidance to VoIP companies.

Nuvio CEO Jason Talley said he suspected the court denied the request because the FCC last week issued a supplementary notice that offered some clarification.

Talley said the company still thinks the FCC's order is capricious, arbritrary, and without a solid factual basis and plans to proceed with an appeal it filed during the summer. There's no word yet on when the court will take on that case.