You write "Commission needs to repair our nation's broken carrier compensation system."Amen to that. Question: can Google publish a link here to its clearest, most comprehensive statement (FCC comments, whatever) as to what a reasonable intercarrier compensation scheme would look like? Thank you,Chris Witteman
Go Google! I've often wondered why it is that the PSTN is so superior and access to it so sacrosanct that PSTN carriers feel they may gouge any other would-be provider that wants to connect to its network and customers. Frankly, the PSTN industry risks marginalizing itself, when it becomes just one more off ramp (with limited functionality) on the IP network of networks. Just because they had the lion's share of the customers and minutes (and revenue) yesterday, does not mean they will have all that tomorrow. Perhaps some day PSTN carriers would be willing to pay the IP community for access to its ever-expanding member base. If so, perhaps all providers could freely negotiate interconnection in a peering-like relationship, without one party being able to wield unfair bargaining power simply because it controls most of the users. Some day, when we have the bigger or more desirable sandbox, I think that all providers will have to end the practice of exacting unfair access rates to allow the less powerful to reach potential customers. Remember the Golden Rule?
So why this Gizmo conference number (605) 475-8515 still being blocked?Is it considered as a "traffic pumping"?
I'd say this sounds like a little bit of hoist by your own Network Neutrality petard.Congratulations. There will no doubt be more.
Hey, I really appreciate it, you guys are doing the right thing.Craig
We're going to find that these pumpers will adapt quickly, much like the professionals of spam. It's likely to be whack-a-mole for what seems like eons...
The problem here is that Google is still blocking consumer access to an exchange that the FCC has ruled ALL consumers have a right to access. I guess Google's motto is "Do no evil... unless it costs us money."Blocking consumer access is not the right thing to do. The right thing to do is to gather arms with the other companies who also have this problem and mount both a legal campaign to end this terror by rural exchanges, and mount a public awareness campaign so that citizens demand better service.
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