alert) wants a bite out of VoIP too! The company has been keeping it
hush, hush; but it has been testing out their Beta version of an unnamed
over IP (VoIP)
tutorial) service they have
in the works with a few possible residential consumers. Some say that
the service will be up and running by early next year.
I�ve heard that the Internet giant has been working
with Level 3 Communications, which are to provide local telephone
connections for the new service. Level 3 recently announced what is said
to be one of the industry�s largest
VoIP installations to date when it served the
Queens-Long Island Medical Group in New York about a week ago.
A little redundant, but AOL telecomm relative, Time Warner Cable, is
also jumping in the VoIP pool by the end of this year, the company
announced it is already signing people up for the service. All telecomm
giants seem to be starting this huge race to VoIP, teeming the run�AT&T
quote), Verizon, Sprint,
Qwest and Bells galore (baby and mommas).
Left to wonder is if pricing will differentiate AOL�s future VoIP
service from other broadband providers like
alert), Net2Phone and
Johanne Torres is the assistant editor
for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine.
Previously, she was the assistant editor for EContent
magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at