Friday, April 23, 2004

Web Exclusives
Boucher at breakfast

4.21.04 | Doug Mohney

VON Magazine :: Web Exclusives :: Boucher at breakfast:

In a wide-ranging set of comments given at a breakfast session of the Broadband Summit ( on April 20, Congressman Rick Boucher (VA) shared his views on a range of telecom topics, including facilitating widespread broadband deployment, rural broadband, and revisions to the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Boucher didn't want to see VoIP burdened with unnecessary regulation and predicated within a few years the technology would enable "unlimited telephone service" at a flat rate, including international calls. However, VoIP providers should pay access charges when VoIP calls cross over into the public switched phone network and contribute to the Universal Service Fund.

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