Re: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? - small ISPs built

2006-06-04 Thread Peter R.

Not only true in DC, but to the general public as well, Larry.

Larry Yunker wrote:

I doubt quite seriously that any heads of executive branch departments 
realize that broadband/internet services are sometimes/often? provided 
by companies with a staff of less than ten and gross revenues less 
than $1MM annually.  Most Washington beaurocratics live in a box and 
believe the line of bull that the Bell's and the Cable-Ops feed them.  
That is to say that the likes of Ma-Bell or Comcast created the 
internet and there aren't very many of the rouge ISPs around anymore.  
They might as well just treat the industry like there are 10 players: 
Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, ATT, Bell South, Qwest, Sprint, MSN, 
Earthlink, and AOL.  The rest of us are a bunch of renegades providing 
internet using tin-cans and string or pringles-cans and duct-tape.


Thats why government thinks nothing of mandating logging/snooping/data 
retention for ISPs.  They just don't recognize that the internet was 
formed by small mom-n-pop ISPs and that a fairly sizable chunk of 
internet access is still handled by the little guys.


- Larry


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Fw: [WISPA] Why's WISPA silent about this? - small ISPs built

2006-06-04 Thread Larry Yunker

Not only true in DC, but to the general public as well, Larry.

Excuse the language... but it seems appropriate...


Sh*t flows downhill --- Washington -- Media -- Public

- Larry



Larry Yunker wrote:

I doubt quite seriously that any heads of executive branch departments 
realize that broadband/internet services are sometimes/often? provided 
by companies with a staff of less than ten and gross revenues less 
than $1MM annually.  Most Washington beaurocratics live in a box and 
believe the line of bull that the Bell's and the Cable-Ops feed them.  
That is to say that the likes of Ma-Bell or Comcast created the 
internet and there aren't very many of the rouge ISPs around anymore.  
They might as well just treat the industry like there are 10 players: 
Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, ATT, Bell South, Qwest, Sprint, MSN, 
Earthlink, and AOL.  The rest of us are a bunch of renegades providing 
internet using tin-cans and string or pringles-cans and duct-tape.


Thats why government thinks nothing of mandating logging/snooping/data 
retention for ISPs.  They just don't recognize that the internet was 
formed by small mom-n-pop ISPs and that a fairly sizable chunk of 
internet access is still handled by the little guys.


- Larry


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