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    Re:On Over-Builds, Bandwidth and Pulling in Fences
    by Anonymous on Monday May 23 2005, @04:35AM (#15333)
    The short summary is that the new low-cost routers
    being placed in people's homes and small businesses
    are being programmed to NOT route to undesirable
    sub-nets. Very fine-grained filtering is now
    possible and virtual-ISPs deploying the over-build
    networks decide who gets routed and who does not.

    All of the /8s from APNIC, RIPE, LACNIC and AFRINIC are re-allocated to North American use. Australians
    can now PAY very large sums of money to ISPs to
    become routed. The price of admission to the
    U.S. market is going way up for people outside
    who have enjoyed a free ride. In some cases,
    there is no price because packets can not get
    there from here. The distance is too far. The
    economics of pulling a fiber from Washington
    D.C. to Sydney favor a solution where everyone
    in Sydney is re-located to the U.S. It is cheaper
    to move people to band-width.
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