Free access to measurement network

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at
Mon Dec 18 16:34:58 CST 2017

They may not be monopolies by definition but they act like one when there is only a single viable option.  In Chicago I have access to Comcast Cable (city franchise cable provider in this area), AT&T Uverse (no fiber to the home so its DSL), or some wireless options (line of sight is tough, and non-LOS is not very fast).  If I want always on > 50 mbps service it is pretty much Comcast.  If you don't like the reliability or customer service, too bad.

At my summer home in Wisconsin we have access to CenturyLink (the protected RLEC) or satellite.  That's it.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL

>-----Original Message-----
>From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett
>Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 11:05 AM
>Cc: nanog at
>Subject: Re: Free access to measurement network
>BTW: There are no government-enforced monopolies anywhere in the US, aside from possibly Native American reservations. 
>Mike Hammett
>Intelligent Computing Solutions 
>Midwest Internet Exchange 
>The Brothers WISP 

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