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Re: US slaps fine on company blocking VoIP

  • From: Nathan Allen Stratton
  • Date: Fri Mar 04 17:13:29 2005

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 trainier@kalsec.com wrote:

> Seems to me that said company "BroadVoice?" was attempting to prevent the
> use of VoIP in an effort to prevent competition
> with it's current phone customers.  It's kind of a tough issue to deal
> with, if you think about it.

Hold, BroadVoice is a VoIP service provider I work for, I was just saying
I am speaking as Nathan, not as BroadVoice.

> There are two sides to the issue:
>
> 1.)  FCC doesn't want companies preventing other companies from competing.
> 2.)  On the other hand, how do you tell a company what services it can or
> can't block?
>
> The fact is, the company was preventing it's users from using technology
> offered by said company's competitors.

No, they are just preventing companies that are using port X, most
providers have figured out how to make VoIP work on any port.

-Nathan




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