FCC Order Initiates VoIP Technology Transition Experiments

At its open meeting, the FCC approved an order that sets the stage for technology transition experiments.

Following the meeting, COMPTEL CEO Chip Pickering said in a statement, “As the FCC prepares to embark on technology experiments and developing a managerial framework for identifying associated key legal and competition policy issues, we are grateful for the leadership of the Chairman and the Commission in protecting the enduring values, including competition that ensures functioning networks and functioning markets. The successful laws and policies that have promoted competition in the communications industry have resulted in tremendous innovation, investment and economic growth in the U.S.”

He added that the “Task Force presentation acknowledges the importance of competition and reaffirms the Commission’s commitment to ensure that the foundation of competition will prevail in the future so that all Americans can benefit from it. COMPTEL and its members, representing all sectors of the communications marketplace, look forward to fully participating and engaging in the Commission’s processes. Our members’ experience in operating IP networks for the past decade has demonstrated the benefits of this technology and shown the advanced services it can enable for consumers and businesses across the nation.”