Court Backs FCC In VoIP Case

The FCC’s decision stands. A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in Minnesota agreed with the 2004 FCC decision that companies, such as Vonage, provide interstate services, which put them out of an individual state’s control. This decision and its reaffirmation is mainly focused on Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, which lets customers make phone calls over broadband internet connections. The reason for this review of the FCC decision is Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission was looking for increased state revenue, and by registering Vonage as a phone company they would be required to pay state tariffs and adhere to rate regulations. Vonage CEO, Mike Snyder, is happy with the decision and believes his company can now grow without the constraints of pre-Internet regulations.
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