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jimk
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join:2006-04-15
Raleigh, NC
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reply to VexorgTR

Re: Need a Good VoIP that can port from This region.

Here are the carriers listed for the ASHTABULA, OH rate center

Windstream (ILEC)
Level 3
Peerless Network of Ohio, LLC
Sprint Spectrum & Nextel
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Allied Wireless Communications (Alltel)
AT&T Wireless

This is why you have such limited options. Some VoIP providers use Level 3 but not necessarily in all areas. The issue is simply that there is one ILEC carrier and only two CLECs... the rest are wireless. There's no XO Communications, Bandwidth.com, etc.

PAETEC operates a service called MegaPOP VoIP that a lot of VoIP providers partner with to offer DIDs. PAETEC has been acquired by Windstream. Maybe they will offer this in this area, but it is hard to say because they would essentially be competing with themselves. In areas where they operate as a CLEC, this is OK - but it is much more of a threat to their business where they operate as an ILEC.

josephf

join:2009-04-26
There is only one ILEC in any area, by definition.


jimk
Premium
join:2006-04-15
Raleigh, NC
said by josephf:

There is only one ILEC in any area, by definition.

I'm well aware of that.