Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid, Prioritized Traffic?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Sep 16 20:37:33 UTC 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

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

Bill Herrin

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