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RE: too many routes
>>Please people, we must stop abstructions to keep the market open and >>competitive. > >Can you spell "economies of scale"? Or "using fiber at cost means >owning the fiber"? If you want to play the backbone game you've >got to own long-haul transmission facilities. > >A small backbone provider simply cannot be competitive; no more than >neighbour garage can compete with Chrysler. There are backbone providers and there are providers of specialized ISP or hosting or security etc. services that need independent* IP address space and do not have to waste resources on building a private "backbone". I had thought predicting consolidation in the Internet services market was an exclusive realm of only the clueless "market research" firms. Even they seem to be wisening up. --- *So they can avoid the slowest "backbone" of the month on an on-going basis.