New barriers for VoIP

Krauss, Jeffrey
May 2006
CED;May2006, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p54
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the barriers for voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone service in the U.S. The state commissions of South Carolina and Nebraska have protected the rural phone companies from competition. The rural telephone companies argued that the Federal Communications Commission has not yet clarified whether VoIP is a telecommunications service. In addition, VoIP operators buy wholesale interconnection services from Sprint Corp. or MCI Communication Corp.


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