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Re: is this like a peering war somehow?

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Thu Jan 19 21:11:59 2006

This is the USA. They will be sued no matter what they do.  They
will be sued even if they do nothing.  The use of the ambigious
pronoun is deliberate.  They are both big enough (both goliths,
no davids) that attorneys will target them both for real and
imagined vices.

Peering battles are a good thing, if annoying.  Sometimes you can't
watch your favorite television station on your cable system, sometimes
you can't reach your favorite web site through your ISP.  If you hide
the pain, you also hide the pressure to fix it.

For those unfamilar with history, insert Benjamin Franklin quote,
I would suggest reading the FCC Walker Report (1938) and the AT&T
Kingsbury Commitment (1913).