The world just got a little smaller.
Effective May 1, 2012, all calls by FORETHOUGHT.net telephone customers to destinations within the state of Colorado will be treated as local calls. No more long distance charges to call from Denver to Grand Junction, or from Boulder to Colorado Springs. In-state calling is unlimited, flat-rate, and included in the flat monthly phone line charges you already pay.
Calling across the state is now the same as calling across town – no muss, no fuss, and no extra charges.
This change is part of our broader strategy to erase the artificial LATA boundaries that were written into the telecom industry by the Bell breakup and the Telecom Act of 1996. There really is no reason to maintain these artificial distinctions – and the marketplace and shifting demographics have rendered the 30+ year-old LATA boundaries ludicrous.
We are leveraging VoIP least cost routing to allow this flat-rate calling magic. We are also in the process of building extensive voice trunking to destinations within Colorado, to allow us to provide local phone service throughout the state. Initially, this will be via SIP trunks (Voice over IP) but it will be followed shortly by our full-service Integrated Phone and Internet.