Wednesday, October 08, 2003


Court's call: Hands off VoIP | CNET News.com  

Court's call: Hands off VoIP | CNET News.com: "Court's call: Hands off VoIP
Last modified: October 8, 2003, 4:00 AM PDT
By Ben Charny and Evan Hansen
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Internet phone providers have won the first round in a clash with state regulators, providing needed momentum for the upstart industry.
In ruling from the bench late Tuesday, Minneapolis, Minn., federal Judge Michael J. Davis permanently barred Minnesota from applying traditional telephone rules to Vonage, a pioneer in technology that lets consumers bypass the traditional phone network by making voice calls over a broadband connection. A written order explaining the court's rationale is expected by Friday, according to the Minneapolis court clerk's office."

Well, it's encouraging, but that's all. There's a long road ahead for VoIP, as for any new technolgy.

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