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

Ron Wheeler rwheeler at artifact-software.com
Sun Dec 17 08:26:32 CST 2017

The article seems to focus on ISPs charging more for VoIP traffic.
This is only a money argument but seems to ignore the fact that my call 
from Montreal, Canada to Palm Springs, California will travel through a 
few networks that have no relationship with me.

It appears that carriers could increase latency on "foreign" VoIP 
traffic which could reduce us to being able to buy good local call 
service but unable to use phones for long distance calls.

Should national and multinational companies be concerned that even their 
ability to use the telephone for internal calls could be impacted by 
this.  It seems clear that the ability to make calls to customers and 
suppliers will become uncertain and potentially vary from cases to case.


On 16/12/2017 1:05 PM, Eric Klein wrote:
> 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.
> Eric Klein
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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/
>     <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
>     President
>     Artifact Software Inc
>     email: rwheeler at artifact-software.com
>     <mailto:rwheeler at artifact-software.com>
>     skype: ronaldmwheeler
>     phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
email: rwheeler at artifact-software.com
skype: ronaldmwheeler
phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

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