peering, derivatives, and big brother

Jeff Wheeler jsw at
Sun Dec 12 12:36:08 CST 2010

A read through this New York Times article on derivatives clearing,
and the exclusivity that big banks seek to maintain, would look very
much like an article on large-scale peering, to someone who is not
expert in both topics.  The transit-free club and the "derivatives
dealers club" may have other similarities in the future, and it's
worth watching how further government regulation develops in this
area.  It may lead to insight into how government might eventually
regulate ISPs seeking to become settlement-free.

"“It appears that the membership criteria were set so that a certain
group of market participants could meet that, and everyone else would
have to jump through hoops,” Mr. Katz said."

Jeff S Wheeler <jsw at>
Sr Network Operator  /  Innovative Network Concepts

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