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Monday 12 May 2008

Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

I came across this link on a mailing list: Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
For once, this legal text is clear, and does take into account technical realities. It also succeeds to this one: Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 . After several bad surprises in Europe, and having to admit that EU hasn't yet realized Net Neutrality is a key element in Internet's Future, it is really pleasant to read that at least one country has a decent vision of how things should still be done. Congrats, Mr. CONYERS and Ms. ZOE LOFGREN for such a brief and detailed Bill !

Monday 14 April 2008

Content Networks VS ISPs: Round 2

I've spent 2007 designing and implementing a content network for a company that dealt massive outbound bandwidth. I won't insist on the exact volumes, nor on the company's name, but the volumes I talk about were more than the smaller ISPs in France.
Back in end 2006, when we thought copious amounts of bandwidth was THE leverage for getting cheaper transit per meg costs, we soon noticed that it would get harder and harder to peer with such volumes.
In our very naive mind, we would have thought that us, content providers where the ones to make plain internet access interesting.

We obviously were wrong...

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