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The Utilities and Transportation Commission will examine issues arising from the evolution of existing circuit-switched telecommunications network technologies to VoIP and IP platforms. The Commission will conduct a workshop to discuss the implications of the VoIP and IP services in Washington on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
They will consider how companies will obtain or provide telephone numbering, interconnection and interoperability, consumer protection, and quality of service. The Commission seeks input on any national or Washington-specific plans to address these issues, the status of federal regulatory proceedings involving VoIP and IP services, and the potential implications of such services for the Commission’s regulation of telecommunications companies and services in Washington.