An alliance of Internet telephony providers Tuesday petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for an administrative delay of an order requiring that providers furnish 911 service for all Internet phone users by Nov. 28.

"We don't think it is technically possible to comply with the deadline," said Jason Talley, chief executive officer of Nuvio Corp., a VOIP (voice over IP) provider, based in Overland Park, Kan. "We're asking them to see if they agree that it is not practical to meet the deadline," he said. By Gene Koprowski