As promised in yesterday’s blog , Part 2 of our 3 part series regarding the FCC’s report on local competition focuses on Interconnected VoIP.
FCC Form 477 identifies three types of information about retail interconnected VoIP service:
- Interconnected VoIP service subscriptions sold to broadband Internet access service customers (broadband bundle subscriptions) and all other interconnected VoIP subscriptions sold (standalone subscriptions).
- Whether or not interconnected VoIP subscriptions include, as a service feature, nomadic functionality (i.e., the capability to use the service over any broadband connection to which the customer has access, e.g., at a hotel or vacation residence).
- The different broadband technologies (e.g., cable modem Internet access service) in the broadband bundle.
The Form 477 data cross-classify the first two of these three sets of information as follows:
Form 477 collects the third type of information about retail interconnected VoIP service – the
technology of the Internet access connection – for broadband bundles but not for standalone interconnected VoIP.
Watch for Part 3 – Technology of Retail Switched Access Lines tomorrow.
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