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FCC Chief Pushes Internet-Phone Regulations

October 20, 2004

By Jay Wrolstad

FCC chairman Michael Powell is calling for regulations that would grant the federal government greater control over the emerging Internet phone industry. "It's wrong ... to not recognize the potential of VoIP, or to see it through the lens of the old telephone network regulatory model," he argues. story-start"

Citing a need to nurture the emerging, "revolutionary" voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), FCC chairman Michael Powell is calling for regulations that would grant the federal government greater control.

"It is very likely that treatment of Voip will have some of the farthest reaching consequences of anything the commission will consider in the near future," Powell told participants at this week's Voice on the Net Conference in Boston.

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The FCC wants to establish jurisdiction over Voip services that are both interstate and international in nature, Powell says in a statement. "To hold that packets flying across…digital networks should be subject to state commission economic regulatory authority is to dumb down the Internet to match the limited vision of government officials," he argues.

Industry analysts at Yankee Group project that the number of Voip subscribers will soar to 1 million by the end of 2004 from 131,000 last year, Powell notes.

The tug of war between service providers and state regulators has escalated, with states contending that Voip should be subject to the same rules as circuit-based technology.

Court Battles Brewing

One such provider is Vonage, which applauded Powell's stance. "It's clear that the FCC chairman wants to protect our industry so that it can grow," company spokesperson Brooke Schulz told NewsFactor. "This is clearly an interstate service, and the federal government has to exert its jurisdiction to avoid state-by-state conflicts."

Vonage is familiar with these court battles, having temporarily turned back attempts by Minnesota and New York State to subject the company to traditional phone company regulations. "Powell is aware of what is happening in the courts and understands that the FCC has to act now," said Schulz.

An inconsistent policy will stifle innovation and investment, she added.

Congress Weighs In

Voip holds great promise, Powell says, offering lower prices, greater value, more competition, and more innovative services. "It's wrong ... to not recognize the potential of VoIP, or to see it through the lens of the old telephone network regulatory model. Voip is a data application and, as such, has all the hallmarks of the Internet itself," he maintains.

Congress is exerting its influence as well, with legislation proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would treat Voip as an interstate service subject to regulation by the federal government rather than individual states.

"The real issue here is money," IDC analyst Will Stofega told NewsFactor. "If the states can't control VoIP, they can't profit from it." State officials will not roll over, Stofega suggests, but will continue to push for jurisdiction.



 
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