The Connectivity Infrastructure

Why is it that consumers, backbone providers and big software and entertainment companies still don't know what the Net is all about? Bob Frankston has one answer.
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Re: The Connectivity Infrastructure

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Maybe it would be a good idea to start a web site which lists the ISPs which actually provide unlimited connectivity, as opposed to "allowing access" to the internet. There are companies that provide unlimited time, no upload/download limits, allow you to run servers etc. Making consumers aware that they are being limited in what they can do (e.g. not allowed to run Jabber servers) by some so-called providers can only help to make the ISP market more competitive.

Paul Bristow

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Re: The Connectivity Infrastructure

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I agree with this heartily. Although I think it will be a long time coming until the average person comprehends(if at all) this new paradigm in terms of business model, not to mention the connectivity issues. A famous saying I read(not sure who wrote it) puts it succinctly. Something to the extent of: New ideas are never accepted by the current school of thought, they have to wait until it dies off to be accepted by the new school. You know what I mean...

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