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Re: US slaps fine on company blocking VoIP
- From: Eric A. Hall
- Date: Fri Mar 04 19:24:36 2005
On 3/4/2005 4:05 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> 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?
There's another factor here, which is that the gov't wants to encourage
technological innovation and advancement for numerous and sundry reasons
(many of them even good).
Generally speaking, it's right to favor deployment and growth of new
technologies and markets over old ones. All other things being equal
(which they never are), tilting the hand towards VoIP providers is the
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