[NIC-960209.1757] Routing Problem (fwd)
michael at memra.com
Thu Feb 15 21:07:52 UTC 1996
On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Alan B. Clegg wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Feb 1996, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> [How to get a block]
> > Creating a consortium [akin to the NAP model] of small ISP's could
> > easily resolve this problem, if all address space allocated to each
> > ISP was contiguous and could be aggregated to a larger prefix.
> But, this would require working with your direct competition in your
> local geographic area.
> Ain't gonna happen.
> No way, No How.
Wrong. It already is happening in some regions. You won't see any direct
competition in the Internet business for at least two more years unless
you see monsters under your bed and the CIA are listening in on your
The Internet market is miniscule. It is growing fast. It will continue to
grow fast. No one company can hope to grow fast enough to dominate in any
particular city. That's why you don't have to work with your local
competition, you just have to work with your other local ISP's in
building your local Internet infrastructure and growing your local
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