From: "William Allen Simpson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As it turns out, the inequality is actually in the other direction.
UUnet is a consumer, not a provider, requesting the traffic from the web
farms. So, it would be the consumers paying the small ISPs, paying
UUnet, paying the web farms.
UUnet wants it both ways, with them getting paid in the middle....
Of course, if UUNET (and other BB providers) can't make enough money to keep
their network in place and their people motivated (and compensated) properly,
they'll have no reason to stay in business, and then the server farms will
become regional islands anyway.
UUNET would only be interested in paying a farm that they owned!
INTERNET - CONTENT = TRANSPORT