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bluerdg Posted:
Been working with
tech support
trying to figure
this one out,
thought maybe
someone
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Outbound calls showing when no call is being made
On Mar 17, 2014 at 13:24:06

citycash Posted:
Easy peasy !! I
now have three
Vonage lines ( two
boxes) I
transferred my BT
number
...

In The Forum:
Vonage UK
Topic:
Number porting
On Jan 05, 2014 at 06:18:47

bmccull Posted:
It's not that it
will never work.
It is just that
Vonage works
better over cable
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
need Help with Clear Spot 4G internet
On Dec 29, 2013 at 15:17:12

joelmch Posted:
Certainly a
firewall issue.
You can probably
try connecting
directly to the
ISP
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Can make calls but can not receive them
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:29:02

joelmch Posted:
That's really
unfortunate. I
think they would
provide you a
refund. My opinion
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
moving date for disconnect fees
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:28:29

joelmch Posted:
Hi buddy, I was
just wondering
about this. Are
you still with
Vonage by any
chance?
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Call Billing Question
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:28:00

joelmch Posted:
Looks like a
config set up
issue to me. You
might want to try
calling the tech
support.
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Vonage Register Error [Code 004] - can''t solve
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:27:25

joelmch Posted:
Perhaps you have
an active download
going on at the
back ground. Try
stopping it
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
Intermittent Voice Interruption, calls cutting out
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:26:52

joelmch Posted:
No for me. You can
easily block that
caller ID by the
way.
...

In The Forum:
Vonage
Topic:
anyone getting annoying calls from 3104295382?
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:26:20

joelmch Posted:
Hi Mamboking, I
was just wondering
about this. Were
you able to
resolve this by
...

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Vonage
Topic:
Uverse with Vonage and Airport extreme base station
On Dec 01, 2013 at 11:25:59


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December 5, 2005

By Staff

Vonage and TiVo executives said they're content with net neutrality provisions in the House Commerce Committee telecom reform draft. The issue is so central to their business models that they're inclined not to quibble over minutiae, which might result in delaying the legislation's passage or stalling the bill indefinitely. Those outcomes would spell disaster for the 2 high-tech companies, Congressional staffers heard at a Public Knowledge (PK)- sponsored lunch Fri.

"If it can't be better because we need to get the bill passed, I can live with it, because I need it," said TiVo Gen. Counsel Matthew Zinn, calling net neutrality the most important component to his company in the Telecom Act rewrite. Under the "gatekeeper model" being proposed by major telcos like BellSouth and AT&T (WID Dec 1 p2), "we don't have a role; we're done," he said. Vonage Vp- Govt. Affairs Chris Murray said net neutrality is "the most important issue to get right in terms of the way the Internet is going to evolve over the next decade." The topic must be approached with much humility and considerable deliberation, he said.

The beauty of the Internet has been that any consumer with a Web connection can visit any site, post any content and provide any service as long as they don't interfere with other network users, PK Pres. Gigi Sohn said. "This has been because of and not in spite of a regulatory framework that requires network owners to keep their networks open," she said. Court and FCC rulings have changed that and broadband providers want to have the same authority as cable companies to serve as content controllers, Sohn said. Handing over that control would be bad for consumer welfare, bad for the economy and bad for society, she argued.

Telcos' main arguments are that net neutrality stifles broadband deployment, it's a "solution in search of a problem" and supporters can only name a handful of examples of discrimination. But the Madison River-Vonage port blocking case wasn't the first example of discrimination, said Consumer Federation of America Research Dir. Mark Cooper. Network owner offenses date back 10 years to early arguments over whether video should be transmitted online, he said. Later battles have proven that "nondiscrimination is part of the DNA of capitalism," he said.

Public policy has "been at heart of this from day one," and lawmakers are now being told by those who own the pipeline that their oversight is no longer needed because those companies don't intend to discriminate, Cooper said. "This is not an argument that rings true," he said: "If you really hadn't done it, and you don't intend to, then a law that says you can't do it won't harm you." Allowing people to differentiate between levels of service -- like choosing dial- up or DSL -- is acceptable, but network operators that want to strike deals with certain service providers to buy exclusive access to a customer base is "a radical change in the way we treat the network," Cooper said. Such a system would allow companies like BellSouth to "pick and choose the winners," and it would have a chilling effect on consumers, who won't be able to exercise choice, he said.

"Net neutrality means that the Internet keeps working like the Internet works today," Murray said, meaning "you don't have to go to kiss the network owners' ring before you offer your service to the public. It's about keeping innovation at edge [and] keeping the network working in an end-to-end, open fashion like the Internet has always worked."




 
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