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VoIP and CAC Agenda

To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss, RERC-TA
Re: Consumer Contact List - VoIP, CAC
Date: November 16, 2004

1. Voice over the Internet (VoIP) - The FCC has ruled that providers of Internet-based telephone services fall under federal, not state jurisdiction. This exempts these providers from several state regulations. The full ruling can be found below:

FCC FINDS THAT VONAGE NOT SUBJECT TO PATCHWORK OF STATE REGULATIONS GOVERNING TELEPHONE COMPANIES. Commission clears way for increased investment in VoIP services like Vonage's. News Release. Adopted: 11/09/2004.

News Media Contact: Mark Wigfield 202-418-0253 WCB. Contact Terri Natoli 202-418-1574

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2. The FCC will be hosting its next Consumer Advisory Committee meeting this coming Friday, November 19, 2004. The agenda is linked below.

CONSUMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE RELEASES FINAL AGENDA FOR NOVEMBER 19. News Release. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball at (202) 418-0511, email: rosemary.kimball@fcc.gov CGB. Contact Scott Marshall at (202) 418-2809, TTY: (202) 418-0179; email: scott.marshall@fcc.gov

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