Jason Talley, president and CEO of Nuvio testified today in opposition to proposed taxation of VoIP providers for 911 service by the State Legislature of Kansas. Running completely in the face of preemption by the FCC (see Vonage Order of November 9, 2004), the State has proposed in House Bill No. 2050 to require VoIP [...]
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Viseon has recently filed an additional 17 patent applications surrounding features and functionality of its next generation VisiFone.
The recently filed patents surround unique aspects of the VisiFone including installation, consumer use and carrier control of a digital telephone and videophone on a broadband network within a home. These patents are in addition to Viseon’s 22 [...]
A BILL seeking to classify phone calls made over the Internet separately from conventional voice calls has been filed in Congress.
The classification would allow non-telecommunications firms to offer voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, which cost less than conventional long-distance phone calls, on a commercial basis.
Under Philippine law, only telecommunications firms with a franchise from [...]
Local phone giant SBC says its TipTop service, which it is rolling out across its 13-state territory, is just a new option to make life easier for VOIP companies. Yet that’s not how those putative customers see it. Following on the heals of BellSouth’s recent petition to eliminate pro-competitive “Computer III” safeguards, SBC’s move looks [...]
Analysts believe that eventually most traditional telephone calls will be made over the Internet. Such a change in the telecommunications industry has broad implications:
State and local governments could lose revenue if consumers switch from traditional phone service, which is taxed, to VoIP, which isn’t. There are no legal or technological procedures for tapping Internet calls [...]
THE Federal Government is investigating changes to the treatment of voice of IP services under current telecoms regulations to encourage broad consumer access of the technology.
NSW Liberal MP Jackie Kelly said the Australian Communications Authority was conducting a study on how VoIP technical regulation under the current regime, while the Department of Communications, IT and [...]