Telephony, Regulation and VoIP

by Bruce Stewart

Ken Camp has posted a new article on his excellent Realtime VoIP Community site titled Telephony, Regulation and VoIP. I find the issues around telecom regulation in this country fascinating and convoluted, and I don't think there's any question that this will be an important area to watch with regards to IP communications. Ken's article doesn't dig too deeply into any of the gory details, but is a great overview of the most important regulatory issues VoIP is facing in the U.S. today including Common Carrier, E-911, USF, CALEA and ENUM. I'd reccomend Ken's article to anyone wanting to get a better understanding of the issues that will be at the forefront of the policy and regulatory discussions concerning VoIP in the next year.