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Re: Brand X decision could mean widespread VoIP blocking

  • From: Aaron Glenn
  • Date: Tue Jun 28 23:04:26 2005
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On 6/28/05, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) <[email protected]> wrote:
> "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?"

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Vonage can't give their
packets a high priority over a service providers network; only the
service provider can do that. If anything, the cards are stacked
against Vonage and its peers: they can only realistically compete on
price and customer service. An MSO or RBOC can easily provide superior
service over their own network without having to block anyone.

Now if its MSO/RBOC vs. Vonage, et. al on price, who do you think will
(eventually) win?