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Powell: VoIP Already Changing Perceptions

Jack Decker (jack-yahoogroups@withheld)
Wed, 09 Mar 2005 13:04:05 -0500

By Charlotte Wolter
Posted on: 03/08/2005

In his final public speech as chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell told
an appreciative audience at the Voice on the Net (VON) conference in
San Jose, Calif., the industry has done much already to change how the
world, and regulators, view VoIP.

He said this will lead to less regulation and more protection for
VoIP, citing the FCC's recent decision against Madison River
Telephone Company LLC's blockage of VoIP as an example.

"But we're not naive," he added. "We know that danger still lurks in
the weeds. We recognize that the owners of broadband distribution
platforms might have motive and incentive to play with your bits to
filter them or block them."

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