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Re: Brand X decision could mean widespread VoIP blocking

  • From: W. Mark Herrick, Jr.
  • Date: Tue Jun 28 16:16:11 2005

At 02:06 PM 6/28/2005, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:


Jeff Pulver makes a good point in a Forbes article
when he says "I believe it's a matter of when, not
if" providers start blocking VoIP traffic from
competitors across their own infrastructure, especially
on the heels of the Brand X SCOTUS ruling.

"If I'm a service provider offering my own voice
over broadband offering, and I've got the ability
to block my competition, why not?"

http://www.forbes.com/technology/2005/06/28/voip-cable-blocked-cx_de_0628voip.html

- ferg
Harold Willison, my peer and Director of HSI Transport, Design, and Engineering at Adelphia, explains exactly why that would not be a fantastic idea, in the following article:

http://www.ct-magazine.com/archives/ct/0605/0605_internetprotocol.htm

-MH


W. Mark Herrick, Jr.
Director - Data and Network Security - Adelphia Communications
5619 DTC Parkway, Greenwood Village, CO 80111






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