This indicates “dirty tricks” in the routing of traffic that has the effect of blocking some calls and degrading overall service.
FACT: This number is completely unsupported and is based on fabricated projections of exponential growth for rural LECs.
In truth, 7 of the Iowa LECs in the Coalition are suing AT&T to collect their access charges.
The total access bill for 7 LECs over six months is approximately MYTH: All LECs are expanding beyond conferencing services and offering numbers for adult chat lines.
Myth busting and The Coalition for Carrier Neutrality The Coalition for Carrier Neutrality has been formed to set the record straight regarding telephone service and features like free conference calling.
Free Conference is proud to be a member of the coalition and will continue to support all of its key initiatives.
You can learn more about the coalition by clicking the tab at the top of the page.The first order of business is to stop the spreading of myths by the large carriers.MYTH: Rural LECs teaming with conference providers is an illegal traffic pumping scheme. FACT: In three cases over the last six years, the FCC expressly rejected AT&T complaints that raise the same issues AT&T is pushing now, and has found that the type of conferencing services provided by the Coalition members is perfectly legal.MYTH: AT&T and other long distance carriers were blocking but have now stopped.FACT: Several of the conference calling Coalition members report sporadic blocking of particular numbers.Previously no calls were going through but now only 50% to 80% are completed.