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Re: Regulatory intervention (Redux: Who is a Tier 1?)
On Oct 6, 2005, at 11:56 AM, William Allen Simpson wrote:
I would argue the NSFnet would not scale to today's Internet. Not to mention today's Internet has the added value of not sucking up 90% of NSF's budget.Let me be the punching bag for pondering this on NANOG... What about the
We specified regional interconnection. If you wanted to connect, that'sI'm wondering why "this partitioning" - predicted or not - is a "bad thing"?
Strangely, the Internet has not tended toward monopoly. If you think otherwise, you have been reading too many press releases.Markets are inefficient for infrastructure and tend toward monopoly.
Idiot laissez-faire pseudo-libertarians forget that all markets requirePolitics are a natural part of human interaction. Regulation sometimes follows.
The Internet is fairly unregulated. It works fairly well - better than many regulated industries.
I guess I'm missing your point?