It looks like Utah is looking closely at VoIP. While on the surface a harmless exploration, given Michael Powell's feelings that VoIP should be unregulated, to see states get involved only will make it harder for the new telcos to emerge easily.
What we could end up with, if the states each enact their own VoIP legislation is something similar to the repealing of Prohibition, which granted the states the right to control alcohol on their own. This has led to different rules and regs in all 50 states, and made it a challenge to winemakers to ship and beer companies to promote nationally.
One can only hope the folks in Utah keep a hands off approach to the emerging space.