TalkingNets, one of the earlier pioneers in voice over Internet Protocol telephony, has been sold., which is based in New Haven, CN, announced Friday that it had acquired privately held TalkingNets. Terms were not disclosed. The companies will be combined and offer joint services immediately, according to, a provider of high-speed digital subscriber line Internet services, said acquiring TalkingNets will allow it to add voice services to its service portfolio.

In October, TalkingNets, an all-IP converged communications service provider, reported more than $1 million in customer contracts for its so-called softswitch-based voice and high-speed data services in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area after the first six months of availability. It filed for bankruptcy in January, according to Venture Wire. is focused on services in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states.