Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 16 15:37:33 CDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 3:28 PM,  <sthaug at nethelp.no> wrote:
>> Will the provider unbundle the components so that it's feasible for a
>> niche vendor to sell me custom connection services?
>>
>> No?
>>
>> Then the provider doesn't get to decide.
>>
>> It's about control. As the customer, the guy with the green, I should
>> have it. A combination of decisions on the provider's part which
>> strips me of control is unacceptable.
>>
>> You want prioritization? Give me unbundling. You don't want to
>> unbundle? Don't mess with my packets.
>
> If you want control: Don't buy the cheapest commodity product.

When you sell 15 megs as a commodity for $50 and 1.5 megs
non-commidity for $700, don't pretend that I have that I have a
choice.

But then you're writing from Norway, so perhaps you're not up to speed
on the situation in NANOG territory.

Regards,
Bill Herrin


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