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Re: Settlements, etc., etc.
To add to the discussion is the latest from IETF IETF TO WORK ON POLICY-BASED NETWORKING Source: Network World Australia) Network managers looking to include details of traffic delivery in their SLAs with ISPs are in for some good news. http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=25961 Henry R. Linneweh Derek Elder wrote: > I really wanted to stay out of this one, but something that I remembered > from a speech made by an FCC bigwig at ISPCON a couple years ago has > pushed me over the edge. > > His (close enough) statement was "At the FCC, the words "regulation" and > "Internet" are not allowed in the same sentence of a document." Their > word processors were (supposedly) setup as to not allow it. He stated > that the FCC intended to use new IP services (VoIP, etc) to help break > up foreign communications monopolies. That is why they were keeping > their hands off. > > So the question that I pose is: Do we actually think that if our greed > or inability to find a good peering model, forces us into a "pay for > what you use" model, the FCC won't change their minds very quickly and > decide that they want their piece of the pie after all? > > Deciding who is more important - the sender or receiver - is worse than > maddening. It's impossible. That's why caller pays in the Telco world > and they have alot more infrastructure to track those things than we do. > Unfortunatly, I think that this is a train out of control and keeping > the regulators out at this point is impossible. > > Knowing GTE's history (i.e., a company that would never have survived > without access charges), who's to say that the BBN movements are not a > precisely calculated move to -force- regulators to step in? > > > Derek Elder > > US Web Corporation > > Senior Engineer > > 212-548-7468 > > Pager - 888-232-5028 > > [email protected] > > http://www.usweb.com > > A Strategic Partner for the > > Information Age. > > > > > -- ™¢4i1å