Many telecom carriers are in the process of eliminating analog or POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines and this was made possible by the FCC policy released in August of 2019 that granted relief from burdensome phone industry regulations. From the official statement:

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2019—Recognizing sweeping changes over the past two decades in the market for voice telephone service, the Federal Communications Commission issued an Order today granting certain local phone companies relief from two 1996-era regulatory obligations that no longer serve their intended purpose.

Specifically, the FCC granted certain legacy telephone companies (called price cap incumbent local exchange carriers (LEC)) relief from outdated and burdensome requirements from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 designed to foster competition in the market for local telephone service—(1) a requirement they offer competitors “analog voice-grade copper loops” on an unbundled basis at regulated rates and (2) a requirement they offer legacy services for resale at regulated rates.  The communications marketplace has transformed over the past twenty years, with consumers migrating away from plain old telephone service provided over copper wires by their local telephone company toward newer, any-distance voice services provided over next-generation networks by cable, mobile and fixed wireless, and over-the-top VoIP providers.

POTS lines are traditional analog phone lines that businesses use for voice, fax, DSL, and alarm lines to name a few. Many organizations have already moved to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service for phone service but kept their analog line for faxing as faxing over VoIP has shown to be unreliable. JustTech’s Cloud Fax Solution for clients is secure, reliable and affordable and perfect for clients to transition from their current analog fax service.

Clients do not want to be caught by surprise with the possible cancellation of their analog fax service. According to a survey by Spiceworks, 89% of respondents’ companies still use fax.  Also, in a recent study by IDC, 82% of respondents said fax usage increased over the previous year.  Fax has and continues to be a popular form of communication for small to medium size businesses.

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About Just·Tech
Just·Tech, a 2020 & 2021 Inc. 5000 designee is a technology company and has been keeping more than 3,000 clients happy since 2006 in providing our Print Solutions, Network & IT Solutions and custom Xerox App Solutions.

Areas we support:

  • Washington DC Metropolitan area including parts of Virginia & Maryland and also Southern Maryland
  • Northern Virginia, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia
  • North Eastern Virginia and the Northern Neck of Virginia including the cities of Fredericksburg & Stafford
  • West Central Virginia including the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton & Charlottesville
  • South Western Virginia including the cities of Lynchburg and Roanoke
  • North Central West Virginia including the cities of Fairmont, Clarksburg & Elkins
  • WV/KY/OH tri-state region including the cities of Huntington, Charleston, Ashland and Portsmouth

Through our Print Solutions, we offer sales and support for Xerox multifunction copiers & printers. Just·Tech is a Strategic Xerox Partner and one of the top ten Xerox partners in the country.  We also provide supplies & service support for HP, Lexmark, Dell and Brother printers. Currently we are managing thousands of copiers & printers making millions of copies & prints every month.

With our Network Solutions, we provide Managed Network Services & IT Support to hundreds of small businesses, non-profits and religious organizations. We specialize in proactive support and provide onsite & remote assistance.

Just·Tech is the first Xerox certified Personalized Application Builder Authorized Developer in the United States. With our App Solutions, we create custom apps for Xerox multifunction copiers that increase efficiency and improve workflows. Just·Tech is the exclusive reseller in the U.S. of the most affordable and complete print management app solution, PrintAnyWay.  There are more than 65,000 apps that we have created installed on Xerox devices across the globe.

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