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?
Dawn DiPietro wrote:
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
Full story here;
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