RE: cogent+ Level(3) are ok now

> What am I missing?

Obviously, the same thing that management at SBC is missing:


He argued that because SBC and others have invested to build


networks, they are due a return.

"There's going to have to be some mechanism for these people ... to

pay for the

portion they're using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes?" He


no details how his idea could be accomplished.

For an Internet company to "expect to use these pipes free is nuts!"


added for good measure.

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  Well, the other funny thing is that SBC doesn't just spend its
own money to build these networks. They get all sorts of help from
gov't, etc with taxes and multiple other breaks.

I think that was the original complaint.


Comcast is wrong, she maintains. "It's not like the $30 million subsidy
they got to build their corporate headquarters," she said. "This crying
about subsidies is a little disingenuous."