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Vonage Solves Clearwire Blocking Problem, Asks Feds For Help

Jack Decker (jack-yahoogroups@withheld_on_request)
Fri, 22 Apr 2005 14:25:34 -0400

By Heather Forsgren Weaver

WASHINGTON-Vonage Holding Co., the largest independent Voice over
Internet Protocol provider, has solved the problem at least one
customer was having when Clearwire Corp. blocked access to Vonage's
VoIP service, said Jeffrey Citron, Vonage chief executive officer, on
Capitol Hill Tuesday. Clearwire is a new wireless Internet service
venture backed by cellular pioneer Craig McCaw.

Citron said Vonage is still investigating what remedies it has against
Clearwire because Clearwire is an information service.

The debate about what constitutes an information service vs. what
makes a telecom service has ramifications for everything with
requirements about open access, universal service, enhanced 911 and
law-enforcement surveillance.

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