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Vonage I would like to say that I am not against ISPs charging a premium to allow you to use

I would like to say that I am not against ISPs charging a premium to allow you to use Voip. What I have is a problem with poorly designed legislation that distorts how the market operates so as to favor incumbent companies over competition.

I agree with Forrest Miller, group president at SBC, As long as Mr. Miller doesn't plan on recouping costs based on profits from Voip services rather than from DSL charges to provide Voip services, I think he is right.

However, if ISPs want to charge extra for services they should charge customers based on measurable usage or added features. That is they should base monthly charges on peak bandwidth or total traffic or some combination or they should add a QoS option with an SLA.

They should not be allowed, or in this case regulated, to charge different prices based on the destination of the traffic (i.e. a specific Voip company) or the content of the traffic (e.g. SIP vs. Skype's protocol vs. streaming audio). There is essentially no difference from the ISPs point of view between you making a phone call to hear a recorded message and you listening to a streamed recorded message, both use the same system resources in the same manner.

Furthermore this legislation creates additional problems. The ISP cost is negotiated by the Voip carrier even though it is an additional cost for service you pay for and you will, in the end, be paying that cost. When costs start to get hidden from the users it makes it harder for the users to make fair choices.

There is no way that wireless ISPs and certain other types of carriers are going to be able to adhere to these regulations, it would destroy their service to allow anyone to connect to anything at any bandwidth. Satellite providers saw that and were forced to create the concept of FAPping to fairly distribute available bandwidth among all subscribers.

These regulations also call into question the practice of blocking port 80 incoming and port 25 outgoing. Both of these practices are common and useful.

It keeps coming back to the same thing. Regulate the wires separately from the services. The current model regulates them together because most of the existing companies combine both. But, with the Internet, the service being offered is separate from the delivery mechanism and creating legislation that deals with them as a single entity is inherently flawed. And in this environment where the incumbents control the wires and are competing with companies offering services it tips the scales in favor of the incumbents.

The best example of this is the USF. If the USF is designed to provide access in rural areas then it makes sense to add it on to all forms of delivery. But it does not make sense to apply the USF to the charges for the service because the service cost is the same once the wiring is in place.

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CNET has an article, Congress releases draft broadband bill , that presents some
This is total bullshit!! The ISP's ALREADY charge for using thier service!! WHo's
It wouldn't be too difficult for a VoIP provider to create fake servers offshore,
Vonage is already preparing to fight the so-called VoIP Price Blocking
Why, if I might ask? I'm already paying for the broadband ISP service, and the provider
If the ISPs are going to charge users for usage, they probably should start with
Just so. I see no justification for an ISP to charge more for VoIP, and doing so would
I would like to say that I am not against ISPs charging a premium to allow you to use
Thanks for the reply. I certainly don't disagree that the terms of service

scerruti posted "I would like to say that I am not against ISPs charging a premium to allow you to use" on 09/16/2005

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