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Technology Futurist: The key issue is that even as a “voluntary” service, TIPToP can potentially become a back-door way to impose the access charges that were initially rejected by the FCC.

Technology Futurist: The key issue is that even as a “voluntary” service, TIPToP can potentially become a back-door way to impose the access charges that were initially rejected by the FCC.

  1. I have a question that may be answered here: FCC has declared VoIP to be interstate in nature. Does this mean VoIP can interconnect to PSTN only at tandem interconnection point? If this is correct and if FCC further states that VoIP traffic shouldn’t incur access charges, how will it distinguish a true VoIP traffic from “IP in the middle” (which can not avoid access charges, as per AT&T order) traffic?

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  2. More TIPToP

    I’m puzzled by this post from Technology Futurist. He writes that SBC has not made its tariff public. Not so. It’s a federal tariff, so of course it is available from the FCC website (click here). I linked to it…

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  3. More TIPToP

    I’m puzzled by this post from Technology Futurist. He writes that SBC has not made its tariff public. Not so. It’s a federal tariff, i.e. a public document. Click here to view the tariff on the FCC’s website. I linked…

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