BY MIKE WENDLAND FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
The most basic way the world communicates -- by telephone -- is rapidly moving to the Internet.
The technology is called Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. Just as cell phones started us down the road of replacing our traditional landline phones, so VoIP will eventually cut the wired connection.
Oh, there will still be landline phones, just like some people still have rotary dial phones. But in the next few years, many of us will be making our calls via the Internet.
This week, America Online, arguably the most influential Internet service in the world, announced that it will start to bring VoIP service to its customers within a month.
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