One Reason VoIP Providers Having Trouble Meeting State Regulation Deadlines

from the the-chief-WHAT-officer? dept

Following all the recent stories about states like Minnesota, Wisconsin and California smelling some extra money and deciding that VoIP providers like Vonage should be regulated like phone companies, here's one example of why the two sets of companies are a bit different. The state of Wisconsin apparently sent their request for information to Vonage's competitor 8x8, and addressed it to their "federal compliance officer". 8x8, a 45 person startup, had no idea what a federal compliance officer was, and therefore has been a bit slow in replying.

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    Doug, 10 Oct 2003 @ 1:15pm

    Startup?

    8x8 was founded in 1987, according to their online history. They changed the name from IIT to 8x8 in 1996, and did their IPO back in 1997. I remember a company that I worked for back in '94 doing business with them under their former name.

    There is even an AntiqueTech page devoted to them.

    I think that CNet is more than slightly confused when they call 8x8 a "startup".

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