Friday, April 16, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Pennsylvania PUC on VoIP

Thanks to Jeff Pulver for the pointer to yesterday's 5-0 vote at the Pennsylvania PUC on VoIP. There was unanimous support for staff to monitor the issue and for the Commission to not to assert jurisdiction. A copy of yesterday's meeting agenda is here (scroll to page 15.)

The 3-page motion on VoIP has the following nuggets: "At this time, however, I find it more prudent for the Commission to not reach any conclusions regarding jurisdiction over VoIP and to refrain from imposing any regulatory burdens on VoIP providers."

And..."Although there are instances where regulatory intervention is proper (such as market failure or consumer abuse), regulatory restraint is more prudent until such time as the technology is understood and viable. This Commission should not leap into a regulatory scheme until the full impact on this technology is understood."

posted by @ 4:19 PM | General