Everyon'e calling the new VoIP ruling a landmark decision.
"In a 22-page opinion released Thursday, Judge Michael J. Davis of the district of Minnesota wrote that VoIP provider Vonage is an "information service" rather than a "telecommunications service" and therefore exempt from state regulation".
This is not a landmark decision. Legislation is a favorite tactic of the telcos, and VoIP is far too strategically threatening to them for them to let it go like this. Remember, the appeal to authority is a tactic that can reach a lot of powerful regulators - courts are just one of them. It can also take many different shapes and forms. This battle is going to go on for a while.