A group of companies, including AT&T, MCI, Intel and Texas Instruments, banded together this week in an effort to influence VoIP regulation and policy making.
Calling itself the Voice on the Net (VON) Coalition, the companies, who all stand to profit from VoIP's adoption in the market, are encouraging the FCC and other regulators to use a "light touch" on VoIP to give the technology time to flourish in the market. The companies say that ongoing policy reviews could lead to new regulatory barriers that would slow adoption and "delay the benefits" of VoIP.
The coalition believes policymakers should not apply traditional telecom regulation to VoIP and that doing so could "stifle VoIP benefits." The group intends to develop and highlight new policy solutions through a policy "framework."
News source: NWF