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FCC Releases VOIP Subscribership Information

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission has released information about Voice over Internet Protocol in its Local Telephone Competition Report. Interconnected VoIP service makes it possible for voice communication through broadband connections, including sending and receiving calls. The service uses the public switched phone network, just like traditional phone service.

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has released information about Voice over Internet Protocol in its Local Telephone Competition Report.

Interconnected VoIP service makes it possible for voice communication through broadband connections, including sending and receiving calls. The service uses the public switched phone network, just like traditional phone service.

According to the report, at the end of 2008 there were 162 million wireline retail local telephone service connections; 48 percent were residential switched access lines, 39 percent were business switched access lines, 12 percent were residential VoIP subscriptions and 1 percent were business VoIP subscriptions. The report also includes information about standalone subscriptions versus broadband service bundles that include VoIP.

The data is expected to give the FCC a better idea of how the market for VoIP services is developing. It also looks at the providers of the service. The current major providers are Vonage and other telephone companies that have their own networks.

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has released information about Voice over Internet Protocol in its Local Telephone Competition Report.

Interconnected VoIP service makes it possible for voice communication through broadband connections, including sending and receiving calls. The service uses the public switched phone network, just like traditional phone service.

According to the report, at the end of 2008 there were 162 million wireline retail local telephone service connections; 48 percent were residential switched access lines, 39 percent were business switched access lines, 12 percent were residential VoIP subscriptions and 1 percent were business VoIP subscriptions. The report also includes information about standalone subscriptions versus broadband service bundles that include VoIP.

The data is expected to give the FCC a better idea of how the market for VoIP services is developing. It also looks at the providers of the service. The current major providers are Vonage and other telephone companies that have their own networks.

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has released information about Voice over Internet Protocol in its Local Telephone Competition Report.

Interconnected VoIP service makes it possible for voice communication through broadband connections, including sending and receiving calls. The service uses the public switched phone network, just like traditional phone service.

According to the report, at the end of 2008 there were 162 million wireline retail local telephone service connections; 48 percent were residential switched access lines, 39 percent were business switched access lines, 12 percent were residential VoIP subscriptions and 1 percent were business VoIP subscriptions. The report also includes information about standalone subscriptions versus broadband service bundles that include VoIP.

The data is expected to give the FCC a better idea of how the market for VoIP services is developing. It also looks at the providers of the service. The current major providers are Vonage and other telephone companies that have their own networks.

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has released information about Voice over Internet Protocol in its Local Telephone Competition Report.

Interconnected VoIP service makes it possible for voice communication through broadband connections, including sending and receiving calls. The service uses the public switched phone network, just like traditional phone service.

According to the report, at the end of 2008 there were 162 million wireline retail local telephone service connections; 48 percent were residential switched access lines, 39 percent were business switched access lines, 12 percent were residential VoIP subscriptions and 1 percent were business VoIP subscriptions. The report also includes information about standalone subscriptions versus broadband service bundles that include VoIP.

The data is expected to give the FCC a better idea of how the market for VoIP services is developing. It also looks at the providers of the service. The current major providers are Vonage and other telephone companies that have their own networks.

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