More VoIP Problems
from the hold-onto-that-POTS dept
More evidence that VoIP systems aren’t quite as reliable as your traditional phone service. It turns out that AT&T CallVantage customers can’t call VoIP users on certain other cable VoIP systems from companies like Adelphia and Frontier. AT&T insists it’s a glitch that they’re fixing, but it certainly brings up questions of network neutrality. The fear has been that cable providers would harm calls on other VoIP systems in order to make their own VoIP look better — though, everyone insists that’s not the case here. Still, it seems suspicious that the blocked calls involve competing cable companies. Meanwhile, Broadband Reports notes that Vonage is down again, which seems to be happening a lot lately.