[asterisk-users] Any impact on VoIP from loss of Net neutrality

Eric Klein eric.klein at greenfieldtech.net
Sat Dec 16 12:05:13 CST 2017

Hi Ron

There was an article back in July looking at what might happen

How does the 2017 Net Neutrality Debate Affect VoIP? (
https://voipstudio.com/2017-net-neutrality-debate-affect-voip/ )

In general, anything that allows them to charge more, limit, or prioritize
can affect VoIP.
There were cases in the past where the carriers would do this via Deep
Packet Inspection (DPI) to block services that competed with their own
services. So it is not hard to envision this happening in the future.

That said., the vote was not the end of the story. There is still a law
suit pending on this topic and Congress is being forced to review the
decision (and potentially finally create a proper law). (
http://uproxx.com/news/senate-democrats-cc-net-neutrality-fight/ )

So it is worth it to contact your Senator and let them know what you think
they are supposed to be doing in your name.

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> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:42:00 -0500
> From: Ron Wheeler <rwheeler at artifact-software.com>
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> Has there been any discussion about the the effect of the changes in net
> neutrality to VoIP service quality.
> It seems to me that prioritizing streaming traffic from certain content
> delivery companies could have an impact on the latency for VoIP which
> could disrupt phone service.
> I found this article
> https://voipstudio.com/2017-net-neutrality-debate-affect-voip/
> It seems to be assuming that VoIP traffic only traverses one network and
> that my trunk provider will be able to charge me more and guarantee that
> my traffic get priority but I am pretty sure that at least some of my
> traffic crosses many networks.
> Am I way off track?
> Ron
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> Ron Wheeler
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