Use of VoIP by consumers and businesses grew by 21 percent between June 2009 and June 2010, the Federal Communications Commission reports. At the same time, use of legacy voice lines decreased eight percent over the same period. Total voice lines in service decreased from about 162.7 million in 2008 to 151.2 million between 2008 and 2010. Overall, fixed voice lines declined about seven percent over that period.
About 28 percent of all residential wireline connections used VoIP as of June 2010, and at least 77 percent of VoIP subscribers received service from a cable provider.