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[ NNSquad ] Re: Neutrality in Perspective

I said ownership of the physical medium -- that means that no one is
inspecting my bits or usage. There should be nothing to manage or legislate.
It is the embodiment of the end-to-end constraint because there are no
service providers -- just operators that assist in lighting up pieces of the
transport which you can navigate. If don't have the capacity you want for a
particular application then you need to figure out what you can do with what
is available or, better, just go and improve your radios and the way you use
fiber and copper or add some more fiber and copper and radios.

I don't know what rabid means if we're not talking about dogs and there are
no service providers between me and the physical layer.

More about it in http://www.frankston.com/?name=OurCFR. It's not competition
with the carriers -- it's redefining the problem as independence.

The advantage over NN is that it provides equal opportunity rather than
guaranteeing equal results. Everyone should have the opportunity to improve
on what they own. If there's interest I can go into more detail but you can
look at http://www.frankston.com/?Name=OurInternet and
http://www.frankston.com/?name=SATNFSM and other essays.

We mustn't fall victim to scarcity-preserving policies. This includes trying
to get arbitrary services to work despite under-provisioning.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Glass [mailto:nnsquad@brettglass.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 18:24
To: Bob Frankston; 'Lauren Weinstein'; nnsquad@nnsquad.org
Subject: Re: [ NNSquad ] Re: Neutrality in Perspective

At 02:42 PM 11/13/2007, Bob Frankston wrote:

>Ultimately the solution is local ownership of local (physical) 
>infrastructure and a focus on the First Square Mile (FSM) rather 
>than the First (or Last) mile access to the emergent property we 
>call "The Internet" or, worse, "Internet".

That's exactly what small, local ISPs such as LARIAT represent, 
Bob: local, responsive, consumer-friendly ownership of local 
physical infrastructure. But if you try to micromanage and 
legislate how we do business without having been in the trenches, 
you risk destroying us and leaving behind the duopoly you seem to 
dislike. Tactics that won't put a scratch on the hides of the huge 
behemoths such as Comcast and Verizon will put us right out of 
business. In fact, I could just see those behemoths pushing through 
the sort of regulation you propose for their competitors (like us) 
but getting exemptions for themselves. What a great 
anti-competitive move: Throw the little guys in the pit to be 
devoured by the rabid end-to-endians. Don't laugh; it's a likely 
outcome of the move toward so-called "network neutrality" legislation.

--Brett Glass, LARIAT.NET