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News | 11/19/2004 5:00 am EST

Wireless association applauds FCC ruling on VoIP
CTIA-The Wireless Association is lauding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to maintain federal jurisdiction over Voice over IP services. The CTIA says that the FCC’s action recognizes the potential harm that multi-jurisdictional oversight could have of VoIP. Steve Largent, president and CEO of the CTIA, says, "Much like wireless, one of the primary benefits of IP-enabled services is its ability to deliver data to a consumer at anytime, in any place, from any location with broadband access. CTIA strongly agrees that such services should be free to develop under a single, unified regulatory framework, unencumbered by conflicting state public utility regulations. Furthermore, the competitive and innovative forces driving IP-enabled service to the marketplace will – like wireless service – provide consumers with more choices and lower prices."

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