Canada joins the 21st century !

Rod Beck rod.beck at
Fri Dec 23 23:20:18 UTC 2016

Thousands of ISPs that collectively add up to a pimple on a horse's ass. In practice you have two dominant landline providers in each market, the ILEC and the cable company. A duopoly with a competitive fringe. Whereas other countries like South Korea and France have achieved much higher broadband penetration rates using other approaches.

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> on behalf of Mike Hammett <nanog at>
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 10:58 PM
Cc: Nanog at
Subject: Re: Canada joins the 21st century !

In the US there are thousands of independent ISPs. I assume Canada at least has hundreds of them. There are plenty of ways of utilize independents to improve access versus throwing cash into a fan.

Not to mention the ridiculousness of a 50/10 requirement.

Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions

Midwest Internet Exchange

The Brothers WISP

----- Original Message -----

From: "John Sage" <jsage at>
To: Nanog at
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 8:23:26 AM
Subject: Re: Canada joins the 21st century !

On 12/23/2016 05:18 AM, Mike Hammett wrote:
> The government getting involved with the Internet rarely goes well. The FCC is a shining example of how to usually do it wrong.

I agree. To hell with 'government'. What has it done for you lately, anyway?

Canada should just have Comcast (or is it "Xfinity"?) provided
nation-wide Internet service as a for-profit monopoly.

Problem solved!

- John

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