NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
  November 9, 2004
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Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher on FCC's VOIP Action
"Today's FCC decision is a big step forward for advanced communications in the United States. Voice communications over the Net have been cleared for takeoff. The FCC has acted to keep the Internet--an inherently global network--unburdened by costly state regulation. As a result, a rich variety of IP services benefitting U.S. consumers and businesses will be accelerated. Today's vote is going to keep the U.S. on the cutting edge of innovation."

Statement by Michael D. Gallagher
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information

November 9, 2004

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