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Re: ARIN is not/is too/is not/is too... blah.
- From: Dirk Harms-Merbitz
- Date: Sun Mar 30 09:09:54 1997
I agree, there is a need for long-haul providers. But they also don't have
to be that big. 20-30 people companies with an annual gross of, say 10
million, would probably do it. All they need is a T3/OC3/OC12 nation wide
mesh which is expensive, but not that expensive. Plus peering arangements.
Try selling a third T3 to a local ISP with 100 T1 clients and two T3s to
larger networks. The local ISP will most likely talk about pricing plus
how hop-counts can be reduced for his customers. Pricing being the more
important factor at this point.
On Sat, 29 Mar 1997 email@example.com wrote:
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> > Could we have 4000 10 people companies provide Internet connectivity to
> > the majority of US business within a couple of years? At $80-200/month for
> > a T1? This is what "they" are trying to avoid/slow down.
> I am not sure how you can come to thus conclusion. Where do you think
> the 4000 10 person businesses are getting their connectivity from? I do
> not see them forming their own connectivity to each other. There is a
> need for large providers as well, and they need your business.
> > Seems that the Internet turns some things on its head. Like the need to
> > have large corporations for providing large scale Internet services.
> > According to Boardwatch magazine, about 4000 2-10 people ISPs are
> > providing Internet services to the majority of the US. ATT, Sprint and so
> > on can't make money at it but it sure is a great way for a technical
> > person to make $100K/year from with a T1 in a living room.
> > Dirk
> > > Aleph One / firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > http://underground.org/
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