20 mln Americans to VoIP over cable Internet by 2008

Cable multiple systems operators (MSOs) are in the early phases of what could become a no-holds-barred battle with the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) for a slice of the consumer voice market. Looking toward the future, IDC expects U.S. cable companies to sign up 19.7 million customers for voice services by 2008, generating an additional $11.8 billion in revenue.