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Re: US slaps fine on company blocking VoIP
- From: Adi Linden
- Date: Mon Mar 07 09:49:12 2005
> If VOIP doesn't run on your network because you've oversold your capacity,
> no amount of QoS is going to put the quality back into your service.
> People will find better ISPs. If you deliberately set QoS to favor your
> services over a competitor, whom your customers are also paying for
> service, you'll be staring down prosecutors, at some point. It's
> anti-competitive behavior, as you're taking deliberate actions to degrade
> the service of a competitor, simply because you can.
Let's say I sell a premium VoIP offering for an additional fee on my
network. I apply QoS to deliver my VoIP offering to my customers but as a
result all other VoIP service is literally useless during heavy use
times you'd consider this anti-competitive behavior?