Alliance Meeting Announcement: Tuesday 5/[email protected]**6:00**-Speakeasy Cafe (fwd)

Christopher E. Stefan flatline at
Sat May 18 21:53:53 UTC 1996

I realize this announcement is probably only of interest only to ISP's and
NSP's who operate in the Puget Sound region of Washington state, however I
wanted to get the word out as widely as possible.  Perhaps we could share 
information and advice with those engaged in similar efforts elsewhere.

The topics that there has been interest in working together on are as 

Regulatory and Tax issues with Cities, Counties, and the State (The city 
of Tacoma, WA has recently told ISP's they have to pay the city Utility tax).

Dealing with local phone companies, competitive access providers, and the 
Washington Utilities and Trasportation Commission.

Setting up regional traffic exchanges (The NIX, possibly a MAE like 

Exchanging feeds of the pnw.*, wash.*, seattle.*, and tacoma.* newsgroups.

Possibly forming a State Trade Association.

For more information about the "Alliance" please contact:
Doug Tooley <dltooley at> 

Or subscribe to the mailing list at: majordomo at

There are minutes of the organizational meeting available.

At the next meeting I will bring up setting up a web page for information 
about the group and it's efforts.

Christopher E Stefan               
System Administrator                         Home: (206) 706-0945
Ironhorse Software, Inc.                     Work: (206) 783-6636
flatline at                       finger for PGP key

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 09:55:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Tooley <dltooley at>
To: alliance at, coordinating at
Cc: hardware at
Subject: Alliance Meeting Announcement: Tuesday 5/[email protected]**6:00**-Speakeasy Cafe

Hi folks:

We have an agenda for the next Alliance meeting, open to all local
Internet Service Providers.  (My apolgies if you received a double post on
this - this announcement is also being sent to a broader announcement

                    May Alliance Meeting

When & Where:

   Tuesday, May 28th
   6:00 (note new time)
   Speakeasy Cafe, 2304 2nd Avenue, Seattle
   In the Back Room

Who & What:

Speakers/Discussion Leaders:


   The NIX
      What is it?
      What are the entry requirements/procedures

Aki Namioka,
	Member of the Governor's Task Force on Public Information
	Access Policy and Northwest Regional Director of CPSR.

   The CDA & Implications for Washington State

These presentations will be 5-15 minutes or so with plenty of time for
discussion on these topics.  We will close the meeting with a discussion
regarding new business, including a potential meeting with Competitive
Access Providers next month and hosting the 1997 NANOG Meeting here in
Seattle.  We also need to look, semi-strategically, at ongoing development
of local connections, including technical and administrative concerns.
There are quite a number of alternatives here and it's been a pleasure to
explore some of these with a few of you individually.

It should be a great meeting.  I hope you can make it!

-Douglas Tooley

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