[kwlug-disc] Rogers Home Phone (nature of) Was: Re: Rogers Bandwith Limit ...

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Feb 9 14:55:01 EST 2009

Chris Irwin wrote, On 02/09/2009 2:08 PM:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 12:57, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> Andrew Kohlsmith (lists) wrote, On 02/09/2009 10:05 AM:
>>> HomePhone isn't voip -- the home phone modem uses a different "channel"
>>> for its communications, so it's plain old not over the internet.

So ... what a waste. Rather than improving the infrastructure (e.g. 
'pervasive' QoS), and facilitating convergence (i.e. all communication 
on the same wires/medium allowing interesting interactions like 
'follow me', if you will), it's still separate channels requiring 
hardware at both ends to cross, e.g. 'gateways'. If it were all IP, 
your 'gateway' (routing/crossover point) could be anywhere. <sigh>

I don't have the knowledge / technical background, but it sounds like 
the home phone device is essentially a DSLAM. i.e. a bit of telco 
equipment that is now located on your premises, rather than theirs. 
(The device by which you get on to that medium, if you will.)

That's progress?


> The rogers Phone box plugs in to your cable the same as a cable modem
> or tv terminal.

So, with home phone, tv, and internet, they'll split the incoming 3 ways.


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