[VoiceOps] CALEA for the small fry operator

Carlos Alvarez carlos at televolve.com
Fri Jan 18 18:23:53 EST 2013

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Nathan Anderson <nathana at fsr.com> wrote:

> Furthermore, I don't think the section you quoted makes mention of LECs.
>  It says "Facilities-Based BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS Providers".  So they
> aren't necessarily even talking about LECs here (although some LECs -- ones
> that have an ISP arm or division -- would be a subset of that group).  I
> don't think "facilities-based" is a term with a specific legal definition
> that means "telecom company with their own switch".  They are referencing
> "facilities-based" (that is, non-resellers/"white-labelers") ISPs (such as
> us), and "interconnected" VoIP providers (VoIP services that "interconnect"
> with the PSTN and use NANP TNs, such as Vonage, and now us).

The "interconnected" part could bear some refinement.  We no longer
directly connect to any carriers using traditional telephony methods.  We
only connect to other carriers via SIP.  Technically, we aren't
"interconnected" as we ourselves don't facilitate connectivity between IP
and the PSTN.  We facilitate connection between IP and IP.  That may or may
not be too fine a point.

How do you connect to the PSTN?

Carlos Alvarez
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