A Killer App for Fixing Harmful Telco Regulations?

by on August 23, 2004 · 10 comments

Today at a conference in Aspen, FCC Chairman Michael Powell made some thoughtful comments including this one: “VOIP is the killer app for legal policy change.” What he meant is that the technology forces regulators to see “telephone service” in an entirely new light. Let’s just hope policymakers are smart enough to see that convergence of technologies means changing regulations to fit tech rather than trying to force tech into an old, outdated, and harmful framework.

  • http://technoptimist.blogspot.com/ Duncan Frissell

    Indeed, as I said here:

    http://technoptimist.blogspot.com/2004_07_04_technoptimist_archive.html#108930310512018299

    If the Feds get too uppity, I’ll just run my own SIP server and switch my own damn phone calls.

    And as for “interfacing with the PSTN”, I’ll spend the whole $59 + $39 for PCPhoneline’s Sip Gateway and Port Converter and connect my own damn VOIP calls to the PSTN.

    No taxes and no CALEA problems.

  • http://technoptimist.blogspot.com/ Duncan Frissell

    Indeed, as I said here:

    http://technoptimist.blogspot.com/2004_07_04_te

    If the Feds get too uppity, I’ll just run my own SIP server and switch my own damn phone calls.

    And as for “interfacing with the PSTN”, I’ll spend the whole $59 + $39 for PCPhoneline’s Sip Gateway and Port Converter and connect my own damn VOIP calls to the PSTN.

    No taxes and no CALEA problems.

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