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    BITS provider - not to block, impair, or interfere
    by Anonymous on Friday November 11 2005, @06:22AM (#16469)
    "BITS provider - not to block, impair, or interfere"

    That removes the NANOG Thugs from the picture.

    They can continue to play the game of "my bit pipe
    is bigger than your bit pipe", but it will not
    matter because their bit pipes will not be
    connected and routed. That frees up all of their
    IP address blocks.

    ATT/SBC does not care, they now have that ATT
    /8 and all of the remaining address space that
    the IANA never sold. They now just homestead it
    with the other major players that have agreed
    to do that, at the IP layer. TCP and UDP are not
    even in the picture. Comments about Ports and
    Port 25 and Port 80 are irrelevant to the big boys,
    the BITS Providers.

    Response from the Inner Circle:
    "do you want some legislation that gives the CEO of ATT/SBC the world largest dinosaur a blank check to do as he wishes with *HIS* network. This bills language is HIGHLY deceptive. I too despise government incompetence but giving Whittacre a blank check is IMHO much worse."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    FCC will step in and regulate the back-bone.
    by Anonymous on Friday November 11 2005, @07:01AM (#16471)
    FCC will step in and regulate the back-bone.

    The regulations are mostly in the area of speed
    and performance, something the research/hobbyist
    nets never really cared about. To have a nationwide,
    reliable, secure, and consistent packet transport,
    you have to consider end-to-end performance.

    One of the major issues will be whether Hawaii,
    Alaska, and the other various islands, such as
    CUBA, are part of the .UBA from a regulated
    performance point of view. Congress can not
    legislate that a single thin fiber will carry
    more bits, it just lays there and does not care.
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