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Re: Regulatory intervention (Redux: Who is a Tier 1?)

  • From: Erik Haagsman
  • Date: Thu Oct 06 12:25:06 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 11:56 -0400, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> J. Oquendo wrote:
> > Let me be the punching bag for pondering this on NANOG... What about the
> > roles of governments building a consortium with Teir-1 NSP's where those
> > backbone Tiers are regulated and have predefined, strictly enforced
> > rulesets they'd have to follow. The irony of this is that it sounds both
> > like a nightmare and a dream.
> > 


> This partitioning is exactly what we predicted in many meetings when
> discussion the terms of the contracts.
> Markets are inefficient for infrastructure and tend toward monopoly.

How does replacing non-profit organisations (which most public IX'es
are) with government bodies and governmental legislation improve

> Idiot laissez-faire pseudo-libertarians forget that all markets require
> regulation and politics.

But why government regulated instead of IX member regulated...?

Erik Haagsman
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