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Re: Common Carrier Question

  • From: Derek J. Balling
  • Date: Fri Apr 14 11:41:52 2006

From reading that, though, it looks like the ISP in question also has its own telephone product (after all, the quote in the article is that they are a "North Carolina service provider that calls itself the '17th largest phone company' in the US"

In which case, the fine may stem from the anti-competitive nature of blocking their competitor rather than simply because they were blocking some sort random service.

In other words, what juice would the FCC have against who decided to block VoIP?


On Apr 14, 2006, at 11:24 AM, Chris Woodfield wrote:

Madison River, a regional cable provider in North Carolina, did it last March and got fined by the FCC for its trouble:


On Apr 13, 2006, at 9:16 PM, Alain Hebert wrote:

  Eric Germann wrote:

Except when an ISP blocks Vonage completely, then they aren't neutral and it
is QoS (unless the QoS == 0 for VoIP)
   We (or its just me) might be curious about which ISP did that.

   Offlist if you want.


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Subject: Re: Common Carrier Question

On Apr 13, 2006, at 5:57 PM, Eric Germann wrote:

I'm working on a graduate policy paper regarding Internet filtering by blocking ASN's or IP prefixes. It is a variation of Net Neutrality, just by a different name.

Except Network Neutrality is about QoS, not filtering.


Alain Hebert [email protected] PubNIX Inc. P.O. Box 175 Beaconsfield, Quebec H9W 5T7
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Derek J. Balling
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Vassar College
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Box 13 - Computer Center 221
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