US Plans Upgrade to National Phone System to VoIP
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its Technology Transitions Policy Task Force announced it will formally include consideration of an order for immediate action on transitioning the US PSTN from an analog to IP-based communications system.
Citing recommendations from his colleagues and several examples in the free market which demonstrate that society is accelerating it's adoption IP-based communications, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced via his blog that the FCC is seeking "recommendations to the Commission on how best to speed the initiation of experiments and assess, monitor, measure, and analyze their outcomes".
"This is what I have called the Fourth Network Revolution, and it is a good thing. History has shown that new networks catalyze innovation, investment, ideas, and ingenuity," said Wheeler.
In the their December 2013 meeting, the Commission will initiate plans to receive public comment on the matter, put into motion experiments that allows the Commission to observe the impacts transition to VoIP will have on the consumers and businesses public and collect data to supplement findings in their experiments.
The Commission will also initiate their consideration for legal, policy and technical issues that are likely to arise out of the IP transition nationwide.
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