Comcast: We'll squash Skype flat

14 September 2006

eBay may not be so pleased with its multibillion investment in Skype these days: Comcast is about to roll out a free VoIP and video service that could squash Skype flat.

IP Democracy reports that Comcast will launch a PC-based service to let people communicate using voice and video. And here's the kicker -- it will be free for Comcast's broadband subscribers.

Worse still for Skype is that Comcast will be pitching the idea to other big cable companies like such as Time Warner, Cox, Cablevision and Charter, to make the service interoperable. So broadband subscribers of all the cable giants could communicate for free with one another.

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