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Re: cogent+ Level(3) are ok now

  • From: Erik Haagsman
  • Date: Wed Nov 02 14:42:18 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 18:48 -0500, wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 11:46:20 EST, John Payne said:

> > What am I missing? 
> Obviously, the same thing that management at SBC is missing:


> He argued that because SBC and others have invested to build high-speed
> networks, they are due a return.
> "There's going to have to be some mechanism for these people ... to pay for the
> portion they're using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes?" He offered
> no details how his idea could be accomplished.
> For an Internet company to "expect to use these pipes free is nuts!" Whitacre
> added for good measure.


Sounds like an extremely short-sighted view of the Net and it's
economics. Claiming content providers should be charged for "using"
broadband access-pipes is fine and dandy, but coveniently forgetting
that without content there probably wouldn't be a great deal of
customers wanting broadband in the first place is a bit sloppy, no?


Erik Haagsman
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