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Re: [NIC-960209.1757] Routing Problem (fwd)

  • From: Michael Dillon
  • Date: Thu Feb 15 17:50:36 1996

On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Alan B. Clegg wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Feb 1996, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> [How to get a block]
> > Creating a consortium [akin to the NAP model] of small ISP's could
> > easily resolve this problem, if all address space allocated to each
> > ISP was contiguous and could be aggregated to a larger prefix.
> But, this would require working with your direct competition in your 
> local geographic area.
> Ain't gonna happen.
> No way, No How.

Wrong. It already is happening in some regions. You won't see any direct
competition in the Internet business for at least two more years unless
you see monsters under your bed and the CIA are listening in on your

The Internet market is miniscule. It is growing fast. It will continue to 
grow fast. No one company can hope to grow fast enough to dominate in any 
particular city. That's why you don't have to work with your local 
competition, you just have to work with your other local ISP's in 
building your local Internet infrastructure and growing your local 
Internet market..

Michael Dillon                                    Voice: +1-604-546-8022
Memra Software Inc.                                 Fax: +1-604-546-3049                             E-mail: [email protected]