Monday, November 15, 2004

Voice-Over-Internet Protocol - by FCC

Voice-Over-Internet Protocol

This is a very good introduction to Internet Voice aka VoIP aka broadband phone.

The FCC answers these questions:

What is VoIP/Internet Voice?
How Can I Place a VoIP Call?
What Kind of Equipment Do I Need?
Is there a difference between making a Local Call and a Long Distance Call?
If I have Internet Voice service, who can I call?
What Are Some Advantages of Internet Voice?
Can I use my Computer While I talk on the Phone?
Can I Take My Phone Adapter with me When I Travel?
Does my Computer Have to be Turned on?
How Do I Know If I have a VoIP phone Call?
Does the FCC Regulate VoIP?

Here is another page which does a comparison of 3 providers:

StartupJournal | Working from Home

StartupJournal | Working from Home

"Technology deserves credit for leveling the playing field. Broadband Internet access, cellphones, instant messaging and teleconferencing make it easy and inexpensive to give professionals the same capabilities at home as at a corporate campus. "

Great article shows how, as more employees work from home and businesses are run out of the home, their presence at home can be as professional as if in an office building.