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Re: The large ISPs and Peering
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Leo Bicknell wrote: > There is a fundamental business here in that ISP's are _required_ to > do business with each other in order to make the Internet work as users > expect. ISP's will always have business ties to each other, in the > form of paid/free transit/peering. Making that go away makes it all > cease to work, completely. I have to point out an interesting similarity between Big Oil and Big Telecomm. The Oil and ISP industries are the only two major industries I know of where your biggest competitors are quite often also your biggest customers. In the oil industry, you see it all the time with the company-owned retail stores versus the dealers - but who do the dealers buy from? Right. It makes for some rather interesting business relationships, IMHO. -- JustThe.net LLC - Steve "Web Dude" Sobol, CTO - sjsobol@JustThe.net Donate a portion of your monthly ISP bill to your favorite charity or non-profit organization! E-mail me for details.