Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid,

From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com@nanog.org Mon Sep 20 13:24:42 2010
From: William Herrin <bill@herrin.us>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:25:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Did Internet Founders Actually Anticipate Paid,
To: Justin Horstman <justin.horstman@gorillanation.com>
Cc: NANOG <nanog@nanog.org>

> Devil's Advocate here,
> What would you say to ISP A that provided similar
> speeds as ISP B, but B took payments from content
> providers and then provided the service for free?
> Gives you the choice, ISP A, which costs, and ISP B,
> which is free, and most people wouldn't know the difference.


I'd say ISP B was incorrectly described. He doesn't provide service
for free; he merely has a different customer. In ISP A, the end user
is the customer but in ISP B, he isn't.

I'm tempted to point out that there have been severl attempts at the
ISP B model. None of which are still in existance. I take that back,
one or two of them may still exist, but they're not using that business
model any more.