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Re: BBN Peering issues

  • From: Michael Shields
  • Date: Sun Aug 16 04:30:27 1998

> fundamentally important that these ideals be extended to the future of
> the Internet, if it is to have a future. No company should have the
> right to force another to pay for connectivity simply because the latter
> has not been around since the beginning or they are not a telco.

BBN is answerable to their customers and shareholders and not to your
or my ideals of how the Internet should work.
Shields, CrossLink.