Sign up
 Vonage  

       
 
Vonage Forum Menu

Vonage Forums
Vonage VoIP Forum
mikebrown Posted:
Hello, I think
you should consult
it with the Expert
they can surely
help you
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Hardwiring in a Rental House
On Jun 24, 2017 at 09:15:34

Haniltery Posted:
For wipe call
history also some
of the offline, in
gengral , it
usually apply to
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
How to Delete call history from online account?
On May 09, 2017 at 06:14:26

diana87 Posted:
You have to use
VPN service to
bypass
Geo-restrictions
and get free
access while
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Recent calling problem from Egypt
On May 02, 2017 at 17:28:06

dconnor Posted:
What is the main
number on the
account? And
which one is the
virtual number?
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 18:52:02

Trafford Posted:
Seems like a
simple
question. We
rely exclusively
on a Vonage system
for our
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
How do you call 999
On Apr 27, 2017 at 10:42:50

diazou Posted:
Hello, It's
compatible with
Android your phone
software
? Thanks!
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
IP PBX for small business
On Mar 28, 2017 at 12:42:33

jeddaisg Posted:
Hi all We have
a Vonage VOIP
system for our
office. Lately,
our call quality
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Ethernet Cable; Wiring schematic? 568-B?
On Feb 23, 2017 at 18:33:52

beast321 Posted:
I don't know if
you heard, that
many more
Dreamcast games
are opened up
recently.
...

In The Forum:
Fax - Tivo - Alarms
Topic:
Using phone as a dial up modem for Dreamcast Gaming
On Feb 16, 2017 at 03:16:51

Av8rix Posted:
Sorry to start a
new thread on an
old topic but when
I google “Vonage
MAC address
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
New adapter and router -- MAC change
On Jan 11, 2017 at 01:07:21

tplink Posted:
Im trying to add
my HT802 vonage
adapter to my home
network. I
currently have
...

In The Forum:
Hard Wiring - Installation
Topic:
Vonage behind switch
On Dec 05, 2016 at 12:35:11


Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage In The News
Vonage Expands International Presence with Investments in Asia Pacific Region

Vonage to Present at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference

Syndication

Vonage Customer Reviews
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months
Salt Lake City: impressions after several months



Review: My First Day With Vonage, Excellent!
Review: My First Day With Vonage, Excellent!



Great Price, No Complaints
Great Price, No Complaints



You need some common sense.
You need some common sense.



Vonage Customer Review: One month with Vonage, and...
Vonage Customer Review: One month with Vonage, and...




Vonage Reviews

FCC: Vonage Internet Telephony Is Interstate


Vonage In Print News

Update: FCC: Vonage Internet Telephony Is Interstate

November 9, 2004

By Brian Blackstone

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday granted a petition by Vonage Holdings Corp. asking that its voice over Internet protocol, or VOIP, service be treated as interstate, putting it under federal jurisdiction.

The ruling shields Internet telephony services like Vonage's from state regulatory oversight, including similar Internet-enabled services provided by cable companies.

"This landmark order recognizes that a revolution has occurred," said FCC Chairman Michael Powell. "What today's decision does is put the Commission in a firm position of responsibility."

Vonage petitioned the FCC in September 2003 for federal preemption from state regulations that had been imposed by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

In a statement, Vonage Chief Executive Jeffrey Citron said "because the FCC has acknowledged the reality of the Internet - which knows no state boundaries and no borders - more people will enjoy the benefits of Internet phone service."

"As a practical matter, that means Voip companies would not be subject to tariff and certification" by states, said Bill Wilhelm, a partner at Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, which filed the FCC petition on behalf of Vonage.

"It will really streamline the ability of companies to deploy Internet services without being subject to the jurisdiction of 50 state utility commissioners," he added.

The FCC ruling left untouched thornier issues like whether Voip should be treated as a telecommunications or information service. That has a big impact on such issues as the Universal Service Fund - which telecom companies pay into but information services companies don't - as well as access charges and public safety-related questions.

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, one of the five-member panel's two Democrats, criticized what he called the FCC's "cherry-picking" approach to VOIP.

"I'm more worried about a lack of a central framework," Copps said. "We need clear predictable rules of the road."

Despite those objections, Copps voted with the rest of the FCC in favor of the Vonage ruling.

Industry Applauds Decision

The FCC decision was praised by long-distance carriers, Baby Bells and equipment makers alike, and they urged the agency to provide still more regulatory relief to VOIP.

"Today's decision will help drive demand for broadband infrastructure, which is critical to the 21st Century information economy," said Raymond L. Strassburger, vice president, global government relations at Nortel Networks Corp. (NT).

The FCC will address broader questions like whether Voip is a telecom or information service and whether Internet telephony providers must provide access to the disabled, pay intercarrier compensation and contribute to universal service as part of the agency's IP-Enabled Services Proceeding, which began in February.

Jeff Carlisle, head of the FCC's wireline branch, said the agency will examine a restructuring of universal service and develop recommendations on regulatory treatment of IP-enabled services in the spring of 2005.

"The FCC now must act quickly to reform the badly broken intercarrier compensation system and make sure new technologies and services will not be hindered by a scheme to subsidize old networks," the VON Coalition, which consists of Voip companies like AT&T Corp. (T), MCI Inc. (MCIP) and Covad Communications Group Inc. (COVD), said in a statement.

Yet some caution that the FCC's granting of regulatory relief to Voip services could have unintended consequences in areas like universal service - which provides subsidies to rural and high-cost areas - especially if telecommunications companies are able to find a way to fit other types of services into the Voip category.

As Internet telephony grows, there could be fewer people paying charges to support universal service, leading to higher rates paid by users of traditional phone service and in effect resulting in subsidization of Internet phone service by traditional users.

"NARUC is committed to being a constructive partner on all these issues, but we are concerned that today's action will make a sinking ship sink a little faster, especially on universal service where $1.9 billion in state programs are now in the crosshairs," said Robert Nelson, chairman of the Telecommunications Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, said the FCC ruling also ignores the vital role states play in assuring that the Internet meets the needs of local communities.

"What's at stake is whether Voip service addresses the needs of low-income communities, spurs economic growth, and assists civic expression," Chester said. "To do so requires having states and local government be able to make essential decisions about the welfare of their citizens."



 
Vonage Service Plans


Vonage VoIP Members
Members List Members
New patsykf3
New Today 0
Yesterday 0
Total 101029

Who Is On Site
Visitors 1
Members 0
Total 1


Vonage VoIP Forum Members:
Login Here
Not a Member? You can Register Here
As a registered member you will have access to the VoIP Speed Test, Vonage Service Announcements and post comments in the
Vonage VoIP Forums

Vonage Stock Price
Value:
Change:   
Up to 15 Minute Delay

Site Search
 

Social Bookmarks
 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly








†AK and HI residents pay $29.95 shipping. ††Limited time offer. Valid for residents of the United States (&DC), 18 years or older, who open new accounts. Offer good while supplies last and only on new account activations. One kit per account/household. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or plans and is not applicable to past purchases. Good while supplies last. Allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Other restrictions may apply.

1Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

2Shipping and activation fees waived with 1-year agreement. An Early Termination Fee (with periodic pro-rated reductions) applies if service is terminated before the end of the first 12 months. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms of Service for details.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET REQUIRED. †VALID FOR NEW LINES ONLY. RATES EXCLUDE INTERNET SERVICE, SURCHARGES, FEES AND TAXES. DEVICE MAY BE REFURBISHED. If you subscribe to plans with monthly minutes allotments, all call minutes placed from both from your home and registered ExtensionsTM phones will count toward your monthly minutes allotment. ExtensionsTM calls made from mobiles use airtime and may incur surcharges, depending on your mobile plan. Alarms, TTY and other systems may not be compatible. Vonage 911 service operates differently than traditional 911. See www.vonage.com/911 for details.

** Certain call types excluded.

www.vonage-forum.com is not an official Vonage support website & is independently operated.
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. All comments are property of their posters.
All other www.vonage-forum.com content is © Copyright 2002 - 2013 by 4Sight Media LLC.

Thinking of signing up for Vonage but have questions?
Business and Residential customers can call Toll Free 24 hours a day at: 1-888-692-8074
No Vonage Promotion Code or Coupon Codes are required at www.vonage.com to receive any special,
best Vonage cheap deals, free sign up offers or discounts.

[ | | | | | ]

Vonage Forum Site Maps

Vonage | VoIP Forum | How VoIP Works | Wiring and Installation Page Two | International Rate Plans 2 | Internet Phone
Promotion | Vonage Review | VoIP | Broadband Phone | Free Month | Rebate | Vonnage | Vontage | VoIP | Phone Service
Phone | llamadas ilimitadas a Mexico | Latest News | VoIP Acronyms | Deal | Philippines Globe Phone | Site Maps

The Vonage Forum provides the Vonage sign up Best Offer Promotion Deal.
If you are considering signing up for Vonage and have found our Vonage News, Customer Reviews, Forums
& all other parts of this site useful, please use our Vonage Sign up page.


Vonage VoIP Phone Service is redefining communications by offering consumers
& small business VoIP Internet phones, an affordable alternative to traditional phone service.
The Vonage VoIP Forum Generated This Page In: 1.32 Seconds and Pages In The Last 60 Seconds
The Vonage VoIP Forum