said by mgraves1:
In the regulatory space he's doing good work with the major ILECs, even if its value to you may not presently be obvious.
I am glad to hear that, and wish him success.
But this whole project has previously been discussed here.
»(Ooma) Voice Communications Exchange (VCXC)
In that thread, it was discussed that this "committee" requires payment of $10,000 per MONTH per COMPANY.
This committee does NOT actually provide any phone equipment or such, they just TALK and make REPORTS and RECOMMENDATIONS.
Sort of like the United Nations....
Now, consider the finances of this committee:
$10,000 a month multiplied by 12 months multiplied by about 45 companies who are members is well over 5 million dollars a year.
I may be an ignorant dope, but that seems like a lot of money to spend on coffee....
Especially when the biggest players (AT&T and Verizon) have huge in-house engineering and business staffs of their own.
So is this really needed, or is it like the fairy tale [The Emperor's New Clothes]?
We will see.
Best of luck to those involved.