FCC considers land line shutdown as VoIP dominates

FCC considers land line shutdown as VoIP dominates

The market for VoIP systems has been increasing in both consumer and corporate sectors in recent years. Due to the technology's many useful features such as voice to email, many telephony buyers are opting for VoIP over traditional land lines.

In fact, the shift is so significant that officials from the Federal Communications Commission are seriously considering phasing out land line systems.

According to Consumerist, the FCC is expected to vote on allowing national telecom companies to test the viability of VoIP in place of copper land line networks. One of the main reasons for this development is that the legacy system is outdated and damaged, a result of natural disasters and normal wear-and-tear.

More importantly, VoIP is an extremely useful technology that may actually boost connectivity. As it is connected via the Internet, there are some outages for these platforms, but they are extremely reliable for the most part. 

In fact, they even allow calls to be forwarded to mobile devices, making them attractive for on-the-go professionals and consumers. 

Data shows that the market for VoIP has increased at a rapid rate in recent years. For example, a report from Infonetics Research found that the global VoIP sector saw revenues surpass $60 billion in 2012 alone. That represented a 9 percent spike in worldwide VoIP use. 

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