Uh-oh

Per minute fees for dial up service. A lot of us are going to see rate hikes pretty quickly here. good bye dial up.

It sounds like Global Nap was a wholesale dial up provider and this sounds like what was asked at the early days of dial up. That internet calls be treated like long distance calls and have a per minute charge. Didn't the Supreme Court reinforce that it was just like long distance, but not allow the carriers to collect or something along those lines?

George

Dawn DiPietro wrote:
All,

As quoted from the article;

"The US Court of Appeals in Boston ruled April 11 that Verizon Communications Inc. can charge per-minute fees for calls to local numbers that dial-up users need to connect to the Internet -- in much the same way that they charge for long-distance or other calls."


Also quoted from the article;

"Verizon claims it is owed more than $65 million by Global NAPs. The court did not rule on damages, but Verizon cut off Global NAPs's access to its network, effectively shutting down Internet service for customers of dial-up providers like MegaNet of Fall River, which had to find another company to supply emergency connections for its approximately 7,500 dial-up subscribers."


Full story here;
http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2006/04/28/dial_up_provider_loses_net_access_amid_fee_dispute/

Regards,
Dawn DiPietro
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