Internet vs. Telephone company

Jeremy Porter jerry at
Mon Feb 3 20:56:26 UTC 1997

In message < at>, "Kent W. England" wri
>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.

Of course the current pricing I've seen its significantly more
expensive than other solutions.

Jeremy Porter, Freeside Communications, Inc.      jerry at
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