Verizon acquiring Terremark
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Mon Jan 31 22:25:14 CST 2011
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Ernie Rubi <ernesto at cs.fiu.edu> wrote:
> shareholders and dividends to pay out) engage in competition and cannot be
> 'neutral' in at least one definition of the word.
There is nothing wrong with a non-neutral facility, being a non-neutral
operator of a facility, or locating at a non-neutral facility.
The thing I wouldn't like is saying something is neutral, and
that will make it impossible for it to stay true.
> What does neutral really mean anyways? Terremark has sold, is selling and
It is the same concept as network neutrality.
An example of a non-neutral IP network is one where a competitor's website or
service is blocked by the network operator.
A facility is carrier neutral if it is operated by an independent organization.
An example of a non-neutral exchange is one that only allows specific
tenants to connect to other tenants; other tenants besides the chosen ones
are forbidden from connecting to anyone besides a preferred tenant,
or have to pay higher rates for each connection to another provider who
is not a 'preferred' tenant.
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