August 26, 2003

Honeymoon Over with VoIP & Regulators? ILECs & Bells Sigh Relief

With the notable exceptions of AT&T and Qwest, it would appear the ILECs and Bells have finally managed to lobby through to regulators the idea that VoIP services such as Vonage – which Aurora happens to use extensively for voice communications – should be regulated as phone companies by states. The FCC is still taking a wait-and-see approach.

There’s a great piece on the recent Minnesota PUC decision to try and regulate Vonage, despite the company’s appeal to the contrary; plus,’s coverage of the whole states-vs.VoIP fight is good as well.

- Arik

Posted by Arik Johnson at August 26, 2003 01:36 PM | TrackBack