A company called HTLT Technologies tells me that if access charges are applied to IP-originated calls, VoIP providers would have to pay $6 or more per subscriber per month!
Their NetExpress product uses typical traffic data bases adjusted for client inputs and HTLT’s ILEC and CLEC access rate data base to determine a service provider’s total termination costs according to the key alternative assumptions:
- IP-originated traffic terminated based on Reciprocal Compensation
- IP-originated traffic terminated per interstate rates only
- All traffic rated per ILEC interstate and intrastate rates