“The telephone network is obsolete”: Get ready for the all-IP telco

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://arstechnica.com/information-...k-is-obsolete-get-ready-for-the-all-ip-telco/
     
  2. But will the new network be stable enough for consistent emergency use? Newer doesn't necessarily mean better in all respects.
     
  3. Mman79

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    Good question, since VOIP services still are a bit funky with 911 services. Obviously the corded phone is on its way out, times change. But, the article points out that there might be more to this than just a change in tech. I'm willing to bet the companies are pushing it just as much for the regulatory breaks.
     
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    First thing I though about was privacy. Are there different laws regarding traditional land lines versus IP Telco?
     
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    Yeah, but not because of lousy reliability. The problem with 911 services and VOIP is IP addresses don't necessarily point to a physical street address.
     
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