FCC: VoIP lines up; PSTN lines down.
As of December 2009, there were 26 million VoIP subscribers in the U.S.
"The number of consumers using voice services over their broadband connections grew by five million in 2009 while the number of traditional local phone lines decreased by 10 percent, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission," writes Gautham Nagesh on theHill.com.
"Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services are offered by cable and telephone companies such as Vonage and Comcast to enable consumers to use their broadband connections to place and receive phone calls like a traditional phone service," Nagesh writes.
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FCC report shows interconnected VoIP use growing rapidly