I’ve been meaning to write something about this for a long time. This won’t be a perfectly thought out piece. It’s been years since this stuff was in my head, so it is what it is. In thinking about net neutrality, I was remembering back to the early, early days of DSL. At the time,… Continue reading If you use DSL, you’ve already lost …
Om Malik posts about an article the issue of network neutrality which appears quite good. Additionally, there’s a much better metaphor than mine here: Via Om Malik’s Broadband Blog, “Net Neutrality Not An Optional Feature of Internet“: “The telco and cable companies have in mind creating another type of customer not a class of service.… Continue reading Suddenly scope-locked on net neutrality
Over at Boing Boing, they offer comment on something going around the Net, AOL/Yahoo: our email tax will make the net as good as the post office! AOL and Yahoo have proposed a system to charge senders a quarter of a cent for each email delivered to their customers. I keep hearing Adam Ant singing,… Continue reading Monetize that service!
Rumours mount over Google’s internet plan Google isÂ working on a project to create its ownÂ global internet protocol (IP) network, a private alternative to the internetÂ controlled by theÂ search giant, according to sources who are in commercial negotiation with the company. With job postings for positions that fit with Google transitioning from a search engine into a… Continue reading Google is the new black
Via Broadband Reports, in “FT.com / Companies – AT&T chief warns on internet costs“: â€œWe have to figure out who pays for this bigger and bigger IP network,â€ said Mr Whitacre, who was in New York ahead of AT&Tâ€™s annual presentation to investors and analysts on Tuesday. â€œWe have to show a return on our… Continue reading There ain’t no such thing as a free ride.
Via Slashdot, “Google’s Secret Plans For All That Dark Fiber?“: “The idea is to plant one of these puppies anywhere Google owns access to fiber, basically turning the entire Internet into a giant processing and storage grid. While Google could put these containers anywhere, it makes the most sense to place them at Internet peering… Continue reading Moving the service to the public peering points
Via Business Week, At SBC, It’s All About “Scale and Scope”: “So there’s going to have to be some mechanism for these people who use these pipes to pay for the portion they’re using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes? The Internet can’t be free in that sense, because we and the… Continue reading There’s gold in them there network packets
On Fark.com, “[Interesting] Two companies come to an agreement that will keep a large chunk of the Internet from collapsing like it did last month” This thing between Level 3 and Cogent isn’t the first peering issue. There have been others, like when several backbone carriers threatened to start charging to transit non-local traffic. I… Continue reading Untitled