Address "portability"

Andrew Smith awsmith at
Sat Apr 6 01:03:29 UTC 1996

> The California PUC has approved local phone competition within California,
> with the requirement the phone number portability (between carriers) be
> fully implemented as soon as possible. Making your phone number stay the
> same no matter whether you're a PacBell or MFS or TCI customer is exactly
> the same problem as making IP addresses portable... just wait until ISPs
> are regulated, and they get the same mandate.
> -matthew kaufman
>  matthew at

Sure...people dial phone numbers...on the Internet, people access
services on hostnames...apples and oranges...

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