“The network is ready for VoIP,” he said. “But now that there are more services running over the same pipe, carriers need to differentiate packets and prioritize service.”
Many Internet companies offering voice services, such as EarthLink, Vonage, Google and Yahoo, are opposed to allowing phone companies or cable operators, which own the underlying broadband networks, to prioritize traffic in order to improve call quality. They fear that network operators will abuse their power by charging unreasonably high fees and eventually squeeze out competing traffic. These companies have been calling for Congress to pass laws restricting such practices.
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