De-funding the ITU

John Levine johnl at
Mon Jan 14 15:27:47 UTC 2013

>> There'd have to be some organization to negotiate and oversee
>> international settlements and other, similar, regulations.
>Why? The internet has operated just fine without such for quite some time

The Internet is held together with spit and duct tape, and sucks for
connections that need a stable low-jitter channel, we've all noticed.
It has no principle of universal service.

The Internet does what it does surprisingly well, but it's not the
same kind of network as the phone system.  We all know of the abuses
that can come with mandatory interconnection and settlements, but the
solution is not to cut off the poor countries.

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