[discuss] Continuation of problem no. 1 specification, and what could be next steps
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 04:47:50 UTC 2014
On 23/01/2014 20:05, Jorge Amodio wrote:
> Dear George
> just another topic to consider for analysis and discussion, "equal access" in the sense that access to fiber routes ( in particular for international connections ) and peering arrangements are not today a level playing field.
In what way? I have the impression that if there is a biased market,
it's caused by residual monopoly pricing of fibre circuits and
in some cases by legal or de facto monopoly carriers. In other words
it's unfinished business of telecom re-regulation, not new Ig business.
> Some good IG magic may help, in particular for developing countries.
Isn't that exactly where we find traditional telco monopolies as well as
a shortage of infrastructure? At least historically, the Internet was
a victim of this situation, not a cause.
> My .02
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