FCC Ruling Supports Internet Phone Access

Rural telephone companies must allow carriers such as Verizon Communications to use local lines to connect Internet-based calls, U.S. regulators said. The Federal Communications Commission ruling, in granting a petition filed by Time Warner Cable, "will enhance consumers' choice for phone service by making clear that cable and other [Internet phone] providers must be... allowed to put calls through to other phone networks," FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin said in an e-mailed statement.

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