IP Telephony Escapes US Regulation

US regulators have exempted from government rules the Voice over IP technology that allows phone calls to be made over the internet. The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-1 in a case involving Free World Dialup, a service that allows users to make phone calls for free over computers. Still, FCC policymakers left open the possibility that Internet calling could be regulated in the future, especially for services that charge fees to customers

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