Behind VoIP's renaissance
Declared dead just a few years ago, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)–or the ability to make phone calls over the Internet–is back, bearing all the markings of a Next Big Thing.
Just a few weeks into 2004, signs of VoIP’s quickening pulse are everywhere. Phone carriers are practically tripping over each other to announce aggressive VoIP strategies aimed at both consumers and businesses. Not to be outdone, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Comcast have trumpeted their own forays into the VoIP market.