Fairpoint Preps For Final Verizon Switchover
Poor wording of webmail transition alert seems to confuse some...
by Karl Bode 10:59AM Sunday Dec 28 2008 Tipped by wvcaver
Fairpoint is getting ready for the repeatedly delayed
complete takeover of Verizon's DSL and landline networks in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Customers are being informed via e-mail that they'll only be able to access their AOL/Yahoo/MSN Verizon webmail until February 6, after which they'll have to log into www.MyFairpoint.net
for ISP e-mail. Interestingly, a clumsily worded notice and follow up report on this by the Rutland Herald
seems to have convinced Slashdot readers
that Fairpoint is violating network neutrality by blocking access to third party webmail services. That's not the case -- Verizon customers are simply losing access to IMAP-based ISP-email through third party webmail vendors.