Just to underscore how competition is increasing in the telephony market, look at these news facts:
1. DSL.net's new 'voice-over-DSL' offering at over here .
2. AOL's latest AIM version 5.5 enabling video chat here .
3. Voice capabilities through VoIP of Microsoft Xbox and Sony's PlayStation 2 highlighted by CNet .
4. Independent 'voice-over-IP' pioneer Vonage supposedly is attracting another bunch of dollars, according to the LA Times .
Not to mention cellular phones, VoIPoCATV, e-mail, chat, .....