FCC Regulation Currently in the proposal stage Comply to the same regulations as traditional telephone services Will VoIP services be connected to the public switched telephone network? How will VoIP services handle emergency services such as 911? CPUC believes VoIP services are public utilities and subject to its regulatory authority. Jeffrey Citron, CEO of VoIP provider Vonage Holdings, stated too much regulation would retard innovation.
Conclusion VoIP is a new technology that enables voices to be delivered using IP Alternative to public switched telephone networks The main driving force is to avoid long distance charges and other fees Practical for large organizations Exciting future: IP conferencing, distance learning applications, voice web browsing. Very hot topic right now in relation to voice/data integration
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