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Re: Vonage complains about VoIP-blocking

  • From: Majdi Abbas
  • Date: Tue Feb 15 13:23:59 2005

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 11:53:59AM -0600, Adi Linden wrote:
> How is this any different then blocking port 25 or managing the bandwidth
> certain applications use.

	If the article is correct, and the ISP involved is also a LEC, then
it would be pretty clearly anticompetitive, and the LECs have some legal 
obligations to provide access to their customers.

	I don't think any such restriction would also apply to a 
normal ISP, but that could change.  We'll see.