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Re: Brand X decision could mean widespread VoIP blocking

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Tue Jun 28 16:37:55 2005

I tend to agree with Mr. Willison. ;-)

- ferg

-- "W. Mark Herrick, Jr." <[email protected]> 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?"
>- 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:


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