Re: Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on ISPsâ EURO(tm) re fusal to upgrade networks | Ars Technica

Jay Ashworth jra at
Mon Mar 24 17:18:00 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>

> The only way we will ever see real and true competition is if we
> prohibit Layer 2+ providers from playing in the Layer 1 space.
> At some point, we will need to recognize that for the population
> densities in the vast majority of the united States (including most
> urban areas), Layer 1 is effectively a natural monopoly and you will
> rarely get more than one provider installing any given media type. An
> independent layer 1 provider required to provide equal access to all
> competing layer 2+ providers in each are would drive increased
> competition in L2+ services.

Gee; what a great idea. 

-- jr ':-)' a
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