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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Tue Oct 18 04:50:21 2005

> And who is going to force the ISPs to interconnect at the city level?

Customers, of course! Who else ever forces ISPs to
do anything?

> For competitive reasons there is no peering in my city.  The nearest
> peering points are several hundred miles away, in different directions,
> and even those are not shared in common by the local ISPs.

Doesn't make sense, does it? As the Internet becomes
more and more mission critical for more people, you will
see non-technical customers questioning the chaos. Once
the insurance companies realize that ISPs in some areas
are not providing proper resiliency, they will raise the
premiums for business insurance in those areas and this
will provide the economic incentive for customers to force
ISPs to build a sensible 21st century utility architecture.

--Michael Dillon