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Tennessee E-911 VoIP: 1 of 95 ain't good

There's a rural county in southeastern Tennessee called Sequatchie. About 12,000 people live there.

There's a rural county in southeastern Tennessee called Sequatchie. About 12,000 people live there. Sloping hills, great canoeing.

When the small, rural jurisdiction gets standard "911" service within the next few months, Tennessee reportedly will be the only state with wired-line "911" capability in every county.

But, as this Associated Press piece points out, emergency responders in only one of those 95 counties, Dyer, will be able to track the phone number and address if the 911 call is made over the Internet.

Kudos to the West Tennessee county of 40,000. Now let's see how quickly the rest of the state's other94 counties can catch up.

In the interim, though, if a visitortears uphis knee climbing Sequatchie's Fredonia Mountain andhis climbing partnertries to dial 911, he or she better not try to make the call over the Internet.