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

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Sat Nov 2 19:13:51 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 3:06 PM, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:
> 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.

I can't be the only one to have been following this 12.8TB of neat-o-ness:

-Jim P.

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