The FCC has granted a limited licence for telecoms to explore the consequences of a world where telephone numbers are replaced by IP addresses, with no traditional switched telephone circuits to fall back on.
AT&T And Verizon Will Explore Replacing Phone Numbers With IP Addresses
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January 31, 2014

Via The Inquirer:

TELECOMS PROVIDERS in the US have been given a green light to explore the idea of replacing traditional telephone communications with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a limited licence for telecomes companies to explore the consequences of a world where telephone numbers are replaced by IP addresses, with no traditional switched telephone circuits to fall back on.

Reuters reports that the VoIP trials will be conducted on a voluntary basis with a view to exploring public reaction and assessing the needs of vulnerable groups such ...

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