Should The U.S. Get Rid Of Phone Lines?

By Elise Ackerman – Shamelessly misleading, the report makes a big deal about the explosive growth of IP-based video traffic and how it dwarfs legacy phone calls in size. This isn’t surprising given that phone calls are measured in kilobits and videos in megabytes. It’s also not particularly relevant since video is not an alternative to phone calls. But the report treats the two as equivalent.

The size of IP-based video traffic isn’t the issue in determining how to best regulate next-generation networks. Rather, the issue is the 100 million people, together with millions of small businesses, who continue to rely on traditional copper-based phone lines. more>



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