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

  • From: Nathan Stratton
  • Date: Fri Feb 16 10:45:33 1996

On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Michael Dillon wrote:

> 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
> brain. 
> 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..

Yes, so why not take you address space from you upstreem provider and 
yes, when you need to change it. We started with 1 /24 then, /23 then 
/19, all from Sprintlink. We then added a MCI connection and the Internic 
gave us a /18, then we got connected to a NAP, the NIC gave us one more 
/18. Yes, we had to renumber off the /24, /23, and are still working on 
the /19. 

The point is that the NIC has no idea how long you will be in business, 
or if you need the space at all. I am provding access to right now 10 
ISP, that will be gone in a year, and have watch that many die so far. 

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