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12/08/2003: Technologica Technologica

Just Like Your Mom, Mah Bell Is Old & Busted
from MobileMag

MCI and Time Warner Cable Partner to Deliver Next Generation, IP-Enabled Communications

ASHBURN, Va., December 08, 2003 - MCI (WCOEQ, MCWEQ) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Time Warner Cable to provide consumers with next-generation voice-over-IP (VoIP) communications services utilizing MCI's global voice and data network.

As a result of the services provided by MCI under the terms of the agreement, Time Warner Cable will be able to deploy its residential Internet protocol ("IP") voice service, Digital Phone, nationwide. In addition to providing local points of interconnection to terminate IP voice traffic to the public switched telephone network, MCI will also deliver enhanced 9-1-1 service, local number portability as well as manage network integration and electronic bonding of both companies' order entry systems.

Hopefully this will go better than Blockbuster and Enron partnering for on demand video. I want my MTV VoIP.

Tuesday the 9th of December, crazywriterinla noted:

enhanced 911 services? will they bring me a pack of smokes while i'm dying of a heart attack?