Barton: Close VoIP Loopholes

Hearn, Ted
July 2004
Multichannel News;7/12/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 28, p70
Reports on the concerns of some U.S. legislators that terrorists could exploit voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) because it is not classified as a telecommunication service which puts it outside the wiretapping authority of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Remarks from Thomas Ruthledge, chief operating officer of Cablevision, on the need to address public security and safety issues related to VoIP; Information on a VoIP regulatory bill introduced by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Rich Boucher (D-Va.); Plans of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association to appeal the decision of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals holding that cable-modem service is partly a telecommunication service.


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