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RE: peering charges?
From: Michael Dillon <michael () memra com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 01:59:00 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Vadim Antonov wrote:

In fact, the only significant change in 90s was demise of "reseller"
surcharges -- which was something i was instrumental in transplanting
from Russia to US (an ISP in Russia i founded with friends in 1990
created an enormous infrastructure by _subsidizing_ local ISPs by means
of "wholesale" pricing and technology transfer; in effect we reinvented
franchise business).   The lack of the high entry barrier for small ISPs was
what got Sprint into big league, and made it possible and practical
for mom-and-pop ISPs to bloom (which they did immediately). 

Ahhh, so now it comes clear. The modern public Internet is the direct
result of Gorbachev's perestroika policies in the former USSR.  :-)

When you're on a dinosaur photo safari, be careful not to step on any
butterflies...

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-250-546-3049
http://www.memra.com             -               E-mail: michael () memra com

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