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    Band-Width Wins - the U.S.A has The Big Island
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 02 2005, @04:29PM (#16263)
    Band-Width Wins - the U.S.A has The Big Island

    "the debate has devolved to a choice between "US control" versus "UN control." If that is the choice, it is only a matter of time before collective international control wins."

    Band-Width Wins - the U.S.A has The Big Island

    If you want to redefine "the Internet" to be some
    third-world dial-up-limited telnet service, then
    you may be right that the international community
    will "win".

    Why would the .USA care ? Americans are NOW
    running 80 packet-per-second video-game-to-video-game streams. They choose
    their player names without an ICANN/ISOC tax,
    their clan names without an ICANN/ISOC tax,
    and even the name of the custom game they
    construct without an ICANN/ISOC tax.

    You have to be connected to The Big Island to
    participate (play). If your connection lags,
    you are booted off the net and you IP address
    space is reclaimed. IP address space is allocated
    based on Band-Width not politics.

    You should be ashamed of ICANN and the ISOC
    and your attempts to derail the U.S. marketplace
    by conspiring with foreign governments in
    Geneva. Deposit your citizenship and IP address
    space at the door, next time you leave the U.S.
    You can bet people will not come looking for you.
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