Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

New VoIP Legislation

Reps. Boucher and Stearns are holding a press conference this afternoon to announce new VoIP legislation. According to a description of the bill in News.com, it could be a mixed bag. The FCC would be granted exclusive jurisdiction over VoIP (good, though it will be interesting to see how VoIP is defined), would not be allowed to regulate rates (good), and would have "options" to regulate access charges (bad), universal service (ominous) and E-911, at least for those services connecting with the PSTN.

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