Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid,

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Mon Sep 20 19:09:55 UTC 2010

> From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com at nanog.org  Mon Sep 20 13:24:42 2010
> From: William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
> Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:25:31 -0400
> Subject: Re: Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid,
> To: Justin Horstman <justin.horstman at gorillanation.com>
> Cc: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Justin Horstman
> <justin.horstman at gorillanation.com> wrote:
> > Devil's Advocate here,
> >
> > What would you say to ISP A that provided similar
> > speeds as ISP B, but B took payments from content
> > providers and then provided the service for free?
> >
> > Gives you the choice, ISP A, which costs, and ISP B,
> > which is free, and most people wouldn't know the difference.
> Justin,
> I'd say ISP B was incorrectly described. He doesn't provide service
> for free; he merely has a different customer. In ISP A, the end user
> is the customer but in ISP B, he isn't.

I'm tempted to point out that there have been severl attempts at the
ISP B model.   None of which are still in existance.  I take that back,
one or two of them may still exist, but they're not using that business
model any more.

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