Perhaps one of the best consumer summaries I've read to date came out this weekend from the Contra Costa Times. Since the paper is part of the Knight Ridder chain of newspapers, which is one of the USA's largest, and they have a very wide syndication network as well, expect a lot of pick up of the story around the globe.
What was so good about the article? It was very well written and accurate. The story laid out who the major players are, and left the sideline and backend issue out of the story.
Consumers don't care if it's Cisco or Nortel. They want to know who the providers are, what will work best, how much it will cost. While the story smartly avoids prices it clearly tells the readers that Vonage is number one now, and that AT&T's Call Vantage is the rising force.
A second Bay Area paper, the Oakland Tribune, also has a nice story too, with a more local angle focusing partly on Santa Clara's Packet8 Networks.