Monday, January 12, 2009
Verizon to route all calls over Web
If you thought about this, it would have made perfect sense. Verizon has announced that within the next seven years, they plan to do away with copper altogether in favor of VoIP (voice-over IP service).
Once they can provide Internet access over fiber using FIOS, DSL, and other services, why not save some coin and follow the herd?
Verizon to route all calls over Web within 7 years - Los Angeles Times
UPDATE (1/14/09): A spokesman for Verizon, Eric Rabe, reported to VON magazine that the move to completely retire the copper plant and move to VoIP is "off-base".