California Code, Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC § 41019.5

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that telephone quality communication utilizing VoIP shall not be regulated by the enactment of Senate Bill 1040 of the 2007-08 Regular Session.  The sole purpose of this act is to ensure that all forms of telephonic quality communications that connect to the “911” emergency system contribute to the State Emergency Telephone Number Account and that this act may not be used by a court or administrative body for any purpose other than to interpret and apply this part.

(b) For purposes of this section only, “VoIP” means any service that:

(1) Enables real-time or two-way voice communication that originates or terminates from the user's location using IP or any successor protocol.

(2) Uses a broadband connection from the user's location, including any service that permits users, generally, to receive calls that originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate calls to the public switched telephone network.


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