Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Dave Crocker dhc2 at
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> wrote:
> Also, although CSNet started with NSF money, it was required to become
> self-funded within 5 years.  


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

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


   "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:

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

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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