Can we talk?

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Can we talk?

Ma Bell, meet your precocious newborn, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The technology, just a few years old, is growing up fast as enterprises and home users abandon traditional telephone lines so they can converge voice and data communication onto one network — while significantly cutting costs in the process.

A Harris Interactive survey conducted last year of 1,089 U.S. adults aged 18 and up shows the number of respondents who have heard of VoIP jumped from 36 percent in January 2005 to 47 percent just 10 months later. VoIP provides noticeable upgrades for organizations compared to the traditional ...

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