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Comcast vs Vonage
Any of you network gurus who work with this stuff every day have any ideas how to isolate exactly where the fault lies with the current Comcast versus Vonage pissing match that seems to be going on?
During work hours for the last two days and intermittently for the last two or three weeks my outgoing Vonage audio connection is very choppy to the point of being unusable, pings to vonage.com are showing anywhere from 22%-55% packet loss and web connections to secure.vonage.com are very slow or timing out.
Each of them are blaming the other while on another web site I found some who claims that a Comcast engineer stated that Vonage is "using our lines without permission".
This appears on the surface to be Comcast intentionally interfering with Vonage traffic as they are introducing their own "digital phone" service. Anybody who works with this stuff daily have a better grasp of network tools to isolate the problem? Could this be an AT&T issue either contractually or otherwise limiting consumer bandwidth for Comcast in preferrance to business service during the day?
Why are providers pushing for bigger bandwidth pipes like FTTH if they cannot provide adequate bandwidth on the backbones? Are we edging toward measured service?