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RE: Vonage service suffers outage

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Thu Mar 10 15:10:27 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Bill Nash
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 2:57 PM
> To: Christian Kuhtz
> Cc: nanog@nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Vonage service suffers outage
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
> 
> >> I think the final nail in this coffin is the Vonage
> >> banner ad/masthead which describes them as "the
> >> broadband phone company."
> >>
> > But it's broadband!  Shsssssh.  It's an information 
> service. It's IP.  These
> > are not the packets you're looking for.
> >
> > ;)
> >
> > What all this really shows is just how outdated the 
> regulatory framework
> > really is.  Once VoIP (or whatever the application formerly 
> known as VoIP)
> > stops looking like a PSTN emulation, this will get only 
> more absurd than it
> > already is.
> >
> 
> I disagree that the regulatory framework is outdated, but 
> instead offer 
> that the classification of IP networks has changed as new 
> services have 
> arisen, and been embraced by, the consumer.
> 
> I don't purchase POTS service for my home. I have cable internet, and 
> that's it. I don't even purchase cable TV service. Just a 
> data feed. A la 
> carte, I purchase VOIP service from whoever I want. It stops 
> being a mere 
> broadband information service the instant it connects to global PSTN.

It's called "Triple Play", voice, data, video.


-M<




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