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FCC forms Internet policy group

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Washington, D.C.--Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael K. Powell Monday announced the agency has formed the FCC Internet Policy Working Group.

The group will assist the agency in identifying, evaluating and addressing policy issues that arise as the telecommunications industry moves to the Internet via Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Robert Pepper, FCC chief of policy development, and Jeff Carlisle, senior deputy chief of the agency's Wireline Competition Bureau, will co-direct the steering committee for the new group, which includes eight employees from various FCC bureaus.

--Carol Krol

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