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Forsee Foresees FCC Ban On State VoIP Reg

Sprint CEO Gary Forsee both anticipates and hopesthat tomorrow's FCChearing on Vonage's petition to free that company from state regulation will help define the regulatory environment for VoIP and other advanced telephony services.Talking with reporters after a Yankee Group conference on telecommunications, Forsee said that "VoIP needs to be dealt with very quickly by the FCC," and urged the FCC to "make some declaratory rulings reasonably quickly.

Sprint CEO Gary Forsee both anticipates and hopesthat tomorrow's FCChearing on Vonage's petition to free that company from state regulation will help define the regulatory environment for VoIP and other advanced telephony services.

Talking with reporters after a Yankee Group conference on telecommunications, Forsee said that "VoIP needs to be dealt with very quickly by the FCC," and urged the FCC to "make some declaratory rulings reasonably quickly."

This ties in with the general assumption that if there is anything CEOs hate, it is uncertainty.

We'll be all over this one. More tomorrow...