Welcome to WebProNews Breaking eBusiness and Search News
Advertise | Newsletter | Sitemap | News Feeds News Feed 
 WebProNews Search Part of the iEntry network iEntry inc. 

FCC Steps In Against VoIP Blocking Phone Company

Chris Richardson
Staff Writer
Published: 2005-03-04

WebProNews RSS Feed

A North Carolina phone company has been fined by the FCC for blocking customers from making VoIP calls.

The North Carolina-based Madison River Communications disabled VoIP abilities of about 200 customers. Fortunately for said customers, the FCC stepped in and forced the company to allow members to make VoIP-based phonecalls.

Madison River Communications also has to pay a FCC-levied fine of $15,000 for their actions.

An article in out-law.com reveals…

According to reports, Vonage began an investigation after consumers complained that they could no longer make VoIP calls. The company found that certain ports had been blocked, but managed to reroute its customers' calls temporarily.

Vonage raised the issue with the FCC, which launched its own investigation in February.

Because of the FCC's decision, Madison River Communications agreed to cease blocking ports used by VoIP services. The company's fine must also be made payable to the US Treasury.

Receive Our Daily Email of Breaking eBusiness News

About the Author:
Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

WebProNews RSS Feed

More Articles

Contact WebProNews


Targeted Information for Business
WebProNews is part of the iEntry network

Internet Business: Marketing: Small Business:
WebProNews MarketingNewz SmallBusinessNewz
WebProWorld AdvertisingDay PromoteNews
EcommNewz SalesNewz EntrepreneurNewz

Software: Search Engines: Web Design:
WebMasterFree Jayde B2B DesignNewz
NetworkingFiles SearchZA FlashNewz
SecurityConfig SearchNewz WebSiteNotes

Developer: IT Management: Security:
DevWebPro ITManagement SecurityProNews
DevNewz SysAdminNews SecurityConfig
TheDevWeb NetworkingFiles NetworkNewz

The iEntry Network consists of over 100 web publications reaching millions of Internet Professionals. Contact us to advertise.

 Advertise | Contact Us | Corporate | Newsletter | Sitemap | Submit an Article | News Feeds
 WebProNews is an iEntry, Inc. ® publication - $line) { echo $line ; } ?> All Rights Reserved
About WebProNews
WebProNews is the number one source for eBusiness News. Over 5 million eBusiness professionals read WebProNews and other iEntry business and tech publications.

WebProNews provides real-time coverage of internet business.

Free Email Newsletters:
WebProNews SearchNewz
WebProWorld DevWebPro
Marketing SecurityNews
Plus over 100 other newsletters!

Send me relevant info on products and services.

Ten most recent posts.

Featured Software

WebProNews in the News
View all recent mentions of WebProNews from around the world!

Recent Articles On ...
Google eBusiness
Yahoo Ask Jeeves
MSN Blogs
Search Engines Blogging
Affiliate Programs Marketing
eCommerce Advertising
eBay Sun Microsystems
AOL Adsense
Microsoft Adwords
Oracle IBM
Amazon Apple
SEO iPod
Adsense XBox
PR Adobe

iEntry.com WebProWorld RSS Feed WebProWorld Contact WebProNews Print Version Email a friend Bookmark us