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Re: Vonage service suffers outage

  • From: David Barak
  • Date: Thu Mar 10 13:06:57 2005
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--- "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra@baylink.com> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 04:03:11PM -0000, Neil J.
> McRae wrote:
> > > Companies like Vonage are signing up subscribers
> because they 
> > > provide real phone service connecting you to
> copperline 
> > > subscribers on the real phone network. That is
> their business 
> > > model. Verizon could sell exactly the same sort
> of service to 
> > > subscribers in California leveraging the
> Internet last mile 
> > > in exactly the same way as Vonage.
> > > Vonage and Verizon are just phone companies, not
> VoIP companies.
> > 
> > Michael - you've been drinking way to much coffee
> today.
> 
> Naw; Michael has it exactly right, and more power to
> him.

I think the final nail in this coffin is the Vonage
banner ad/masthead which describes them as "the
broadband phone company."

If they're going to claim to be a phone company, it's
reasonable that phone company regulations regarding
911, outage reporting, etc should all apply to them.


David Barak
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