§ 56-1.3

Regulation of Voice-over-Internet protocol service

Notwithstanding any provision of law, except §§ 56-484.12:1 and 58.1-1730, to the contrary:

1. “Telecommunications service” and “telephone service” shall not include the provision of Voice-over-Internet protocol service for purposes of regulation by the Commission.

2. The Commission shall not have jurisdiction with respect to the regulation of Voice-over-Internet protocol service, including but not limited to the imposition of regulatory fees, certification requirements, and the filing or approval of tariffs.

3. Nothing herein shall be construed to either mandate or prohibit the payment of switched network access rates or other intercarrier compensation, if any, related to Voice-over-Internet protocol service, as may be determined by the Commission.


2006, c. 691.


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