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

  • From: Walter O. Haas
  • Date: Tue Feb 20 15:39:08 1996

> > 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.

Why not?  We already have competing TV stations sharing an antenna site, and
competing newspapers sharing a printing press and distribution mechanism.
I don't see why ISPs couldn't do something similar where it's in everybody's

-- Walt