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Re: Vonage complains about VoIP-blocking

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Tue Feb 15 13:40:53 2005

Anyone know which rural LECs might be involved?

I find it interesting that it isnt an MSO or RBOC doing the blocking -
perhaps the greater lawyer:engineer ratio at those organizations prevents

The other interesting aspect is that there seems to be a bit of a
persecution complex on the part of some VoIP providers. Of course, even
paranoids have enemies, as they say :)

Daniel Golding
Network and Telecommunications Strategies
Burton Group

On 2/15/05 1:22 PM, "Majdi Abbas" <[email protected]> wrote:

> 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.
> --msa