Calif. law loosens rules for VoIP providers

10/3/2012 | Broadcasting & Cable

A new law in California places constraints on the ability of the state's Public Utilities Commission to regulate VoIP and related voice, data and video services until 2020. The law is meant to foster "innovative services that have become a hallmark of our state," according to California Gov. Jerry Brown. However, VoIP operators will still pay into the Universal Service Fund, offer enhanced 911 access, and be subject to consumer protection regulations and PUC rules on pole attachments.

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