The Detroit Free Press' Mike Wendland has some viewpoints about Skype, Skype Video and VoIP.
One of the issues I think Mike's seeing and commenting on is the state of what is called broadband in the USA. I'm beginning to call it shared bandwidth or to make it more graphic, the party line of broadband. I'm referring to DSL and Cable.
Over the past week I've played with some dedicated bandwidth, a wireless near one megabit connection from SkyRiver.net. Soon they say I'll get the full T-1 wireless, but at a price of $300 a month or so. The experience, though slower on file transfers has been a cleaner experience. This week, when I'm back in the home office I intend on putting the VoIP services to some tests to see if it's better or not as good as the Cox cable modem service.