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Kevin Werbach: Beware of incumbents bearing gifts … Following on the heals of BellSouth’s recent petition to eliminate pro-competitive “Computer III” safeguards, SBC’s move looks suspiciously like a step toward strangling the nascent residential VOIP industry. Even FCC Chairman Michael Powell, who has pushed through a […]

Kevin Werbach: Beware of incumbents bearing gifts … Following on the heals of BellSouth’s recent petition to eliminate pro-competitive “Computer III” safeguards, SBC’s move looks suspiciously like a step toward strangling the nascent residential VOIP industry. Even FCC Chairman Michael Powell, who has pushed through a series of rule changes favorable to the local incumbents, finds TipTop alarming.

By Om Malik

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