Vonage service suffers outage
hannigan at verisign.com
Thu Mar 10 20:09:20 UTC 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Bill Nash
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 2:57 PM
> To: Christian Kuhtz
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Vonage service suffers outage
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
> >> I think the final nail in this coffin is the Vonage
> >> banner ad/masthead which describes them as "the
> >> broadband phone company."
> > But it's broadband! Shsssssh. It's an information
> service. It's IP. These
> > are not the packets you're looking for.
> > ;)
> > What all this really shows is just how outdated the
> regulatory framework
> > really is. Once VoIP (or whatever the application formerly
> known as VoIP)
> > stops looking like a PSTN emulation, this will get only
> more absurd than it
> > already is.
> I disagree that the regulatory framework is outdated, but
> instead offer
> that the classification of IP networks has changed as new
> services have
> arisen, and been embraced by, the consumer.
> I don't purchase POTS service for my home. I have cable internet, and
> that's it. I don't even purchase cable TV service. Just a
> data feed. A la
> carte, I purchase VOIP service from whoever I want. It stops
> being a mere
> broadband information service the instant it connects to global PSTN.
It's called "Triple Play", voice, data, video.
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