Gov. Bill Ritter’s veto earlier this week of a measure exempting Internet phone service from state regulation–and easing up as well on regulation of traditional phone service –ignores the realities of today’s telecommunications market, a sponsor of the bill said.
I think Ritter didn't sign the bill because he is just itching to get the government involved in the regulation of VOIP products. There is no reason to and from a logistical standpoint it would be almost impossible to regulate the industry because if you have a VOIP service like Vonage your service is very dependent on the speed and quality of your internet connection, so if you have a poor internet connection or a good internet connection but are trying to make a phone call at a time when there is something bogging down the network you are on your service is likely to not be good. There are also many Skype like services and more coming up everyday, many free or almost free.