Free access to measurement network

Mike Hammett nanog at
Sat Dec 16 17:17:33 CST 2017

I know what the report says and I'll stand by my statement. The consumers have voted for that with their wallets. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

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

From: "David Conrad" <drc at> 
To: nanog at 
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:58:19 AM 
Subject: Re: Free access to measurement network 


On Dec 16, 2017, 4:23 PM +0100, Mike Hammett <nanog at>, wrote: 
> It's a consumer thing. If consumers wanted more options, they would be supporting those options with their wallets. They don’t. 

The report Valdis quoted said "More than 129 million people are limited to a single provider for broadband Internet access using the FCC definition of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.” 

This suggests that consumers don’t have the option of supporting alternatives with their wallets. 


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