peering charges?

Michael Dillon michael at
Mon Jan 27 09:59:00 UTC 1997

On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Vadim Antonov wrote:

> In fact, the only significant change in 90s was demise of "reseller"
> surcharges -- which was something i was instrumental in transplanting
> from Russia to US (an ISP in Russia i founded with friends in 1990
> created an enormous infrastructure by _subsidizing_ local ISPs by means
> of "wholesale" pricing and technology transfer; in effect we reinvented
> franchise business).   The lack of the high entry barrier for small ISPs was
> what got Sprint into big league, and made it possible and practical
> for mom-and-pop ISPs to bloom (which they did immediately). 

Ahhh, so now it comes clear. The modern public Internet is the direct
result of Gorbachev's perestroika policies in the former USSR.  :-)

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