Spotlight: 8x8 faces regulatory hurdle in Utah

State wants to regulate UC like landline-based communications

VoIP provider 8x8 (Nasdaq: EGHT) is confronting a regulatory hurdle as it attempts to provide VoIP and unified communications (UC) to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Utah. The Utah public service commission wants to regulate its UC offering in the same way as a landline-based communications service. "At the end of the day, I'm an engineer and I think the Internet should be free," Bryan Martin, chief executive officer of 8x8, told ZDNet in an interview. Read more