Internet vs. Telephone company

Kent W. England kwe at
Mon Feb 3 19:21:04 UTC 1997

At 05:28 PM 31-01-97 -0800, Bharat Ranjan wrote:
>Check out a product called 'Internet Thruway" that routes a call based
>on the Called Number. The idea is for telcos to implement this product
>as a back-end to their access network so calls being made to a Thruway
>provider never reach the voice network. It is instead sent (via IP and
>L2F) directly to the ISP's network. SBC is already committed to
>deploying this in parts of Texas.

It's a partial solution and expensive to implement. The data calls still
have to go through at least the first voice switch.

But it would be nice to receive packets rather than switched circuits
and avoid the cost of building so many dial POPs, if the price is right.


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Kent W. England                                     Six Sigma Networks
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Encinitas, CA  92024                                kwe at
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