fight club :) richard bennett vs various nanogers, on paid peering

Richard Bennett richard at
Wed Nov 25 20:46:30 UTC 2009

   Click through to the PDF, it's a 16 page paper.
   [1]Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 03:32:02 PST, Richard Bennett said:

                       ITIF is not opposed to network neutrality
in principle, having released a paper on "A Third Way on Network
Neutrality", [2]

All of four paragraphs, which don't in fact address what the provider is or is
not providing to Joe Sixpack - point 1 says discriminatory plans are OK as long
as the discriminatory are on display in the cellar of the ISP office, with no
stairs, in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory
with a sign on the door saying Beware of the Leopard.

And points 2 and 3 are saying that this should all be overseen by the same
agencies that oversaw the previous decade's massive buildout of fiber to the
home that was financed by massive multi-billion dollar incentives.

Oh wait, those billions got pocketed - if the massive fiber buildout had
happened, we'd have so much bandwidth that neutrality wouldn't be an issue...

But then, the Republicans keep saying they are not opposed to health care
reform in principle either...

Richard Bennett
Research Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Washington, DC


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