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Re: The Great Exchange
In article <199805291432.KAA29721@jekyll.piermont.com>, Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >There is no good long term reason for metered internet usage at the >end user level, and there is also considerable market pressure against >it. OK, NANOG means North American ... etc, but do you have _any_ idea what connectivity _to_ the US costs? "The" internet backbone has traditionally been the USA. So foreigners payed for a line to connect to the US and the US got connectivity to Europe, Japan etc basically for free. But that is changing. So for high speed access to destinations outside a country one would need to meter that. With 28k8 access, there's no real need, but once an end user gets the possibility to use his 2Mbit/sec ADSL line to download at full speed from, say, Europe, you're looking at a different picture. Mike. -- Miquel van Smoorenburg | Our vision is to speed up time, email@example.com | eventually eliminating it.