Court Backs FCC on IP Regs

Hearn, Ted
March 2007
Multichannel News;3/26/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p42
The article reports that the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal ruling that banned states from applying telecommunications laws to voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers in the U.S. The court states that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) acted with reason in pre-empting the state regulation since there was a difficulty in the determination of the boundaries of a call which is backed up by Vonage Holdings. The court backs up the FCC in dealing with the IP providers.


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