Verizon has been quietly making some moves in the DSL space – such as increasing its upload speeds from a meager 128 kilobits per second to 384 kilobits per second. While this is standard on most Covad powered and cable-based Internet services, these moves might have been inspired by a VoIP strategy. While 128 kbps is great when you do light surfing, it is a bit of choker when it comes to VoIP. You need more than 100 kbps to have a decent jitter free VoIP conversation, but higher bandwidth ensured even better quality. I think it is safe to expect a consumer/small business VoIP service sooner rather than later.