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Vonage Says its Calls are Still Being Blocked

Jack Decker (jack-yahoogroups@withheld)
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 18:30:32 -0500

By Ben Charny, CNET
Published on ZDNet News: March 21, 2005, 11:24 AM PT

Two broadband providers are causing problems for Vonage's Internet
phone traffic, a spokeswoman said Monday, suggesting that a recent
federal fine for blocking Vonage calls may not have had its intended

A cable operator and what Vonage spokeswoman Brooke Schulz would only
describe as a "wireless broadband provider" are the two alleged
culprits. The problems include Vonage calls not getting through and
Vonage home phone adapters not working, she said.

The complaints surface about three weeks after a Mebane, N.C.,
telecommunications provider, Madison River Communication, said it
would "refrain from blocking" voice over Internet Protocol calls and
pay a $15,000 fine to the government. Vonage, a VoIP provider, brought
Madison River to the Federal Communications Commission's attention,
and may do so with providers involved in these latest problems.

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