Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Mon Jul 14 17:49:49 UTC 2014


On 7/14/2014 9:09 AM, David Farber wrote:
> Three years
> 
> On Jul 12, 2014, at 9:28 PM, Dave Crocker <dhc2 at dcrocker.net> wrote:
...
> Also, although CSNet started with NSF money, it was required to become
> self-funded within 5 years.  


Hmmm...

I believe the point of confusion is the difference between the initial
contract, versus the strategic requirement to become self-funded:

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSNET

   "CSNET was funded by the National Science Foundation for an initial
three-year period from 1981 to 1984."

   and

   "A stipulation for the award of the contract was that the network
needed to become self-sufficient by 1986."


The wikipedia article confirms this distinction by citing the NSF itself:

   http://www.nsf.gov/about/history/nsf0050/internet/modest.htm

   "By 1986, the network was to be self-supporting."


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Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
bbiw.net


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