ISP For ISPs Sued By An ISP For Blocking VoIP
from the block-first,-ask-questions-later dept
In the last few months there have been plenty of stories about ISPs blocking VoIP, but here's one with a twist. According to Om Malik, a Chilean incumbent telco is being sued for blocking VoIP -- but not by an end-user. Instead, it's another ISP that's suing. The ISP in question leases lines from the telco, Telefonica Chile, and wants its customers to be able to use VoIP services -- but Telefonica Chile has apparently decided that no one using their lines should be able to use VoIP. Again, these moves by telcos seem to be incredibly short-sighted, as they're only going to make users look to go with other providers who recognize that they should be able to use their data connection for any data they want.