How anti-NSA backlash could fracture the Internet along national borders - The Washington Post

John Levine johnl at
Sat Nov 2 19:06:29 UTC 2013

In article <ee045d19-797d-4346-8793-b854e528f813 at> you write:
>The balkanizing of the Net?

I expect we'll hear lots of pontification, quietly fading away when
someone explains to the pontificators just how expensive it would be
to do what they want, and ask where the money is coming from.

It would be swell if Brazil routed its Internet traffic somewhere
other than Miami, for purely technical reasons of resilience and
shorter routes.  But that would require a cable to other places
(Africa and Europe.)  They can do that any time, so long as they pay
for it.


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