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VoIP spreading like wildfire

Over the last couple of weeks there seems to have been a minor explosion in the VoIP market.  I’ve personally been using the Packet8 service for a while.  The blogosphere is waking up to VoIP now.  Witness:

    My sense is that big things are happening here.  Over the past few days I’ve spoken with more companies doing new things in VoIP than I have in a while.  In the telcos, the VoIP transition is already well in hand in the network.  The big problem has always been what to do about the Class 5 infrastructure which connects every home to the voice network.  Broadband and "route-around" schemes like Vonage, Packet8, and Skype are solving that by packetizing the voice and shipping it out on the residential data feed.


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