Example of residential network including VoIP
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By Andrew Robinson – Telecommunications companies
want to meet their obligation to provide basic phone service to all consumers by using high-tech
, less costly solutions such as wireless or voice over Internet protocol (VOIP)
service, said Mary Pat Regan
, president of AT&T Kentucky
Regan said AT&T Inc. has committed $14 billion during the next three years to bringing wireless to 99 percent of the company’s U.S. footprint.
But, she said, AT&T chairman Randall L. Stephenson has said the money will be allocated first to states that have modernized their telecommunication laws. more> http://tinyurl.com/azxkp28
Posted in Broadband, Business, Economy, FCC, Net, telecom
Tagged AT&T, Broadband, Internet, Randall L. Stephenson, Telecommunication, Telephone company, United States, Voice over Internet Protocol, VOIP, Wireline
By Declan McCullagh – CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.
The FBI’s proposal would amend a 1994 law, called the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, that currently applies only to telecommunications providers, not Web companies. The Federal Communications Commission extended CALEA in 2004 to apply to broadband networks. more> http://tinyurl.com/856ba6o
Posted in Broadband, Net
Tagged Bill of Rights, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, Cybersecurity, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Communications Commission, Government, Internet, United States, Voice over Internet Protocol, Webmail