[connect-bof] Germany and Dtag has some funny ideas http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/deutsche-telekom-pushes-all-german-internet-safe-from-spying-a-933013.html

Remco Van Mook Remco.vanMook at eu.equinix.com
Wed Nov 13 17:33:15 CET 2013


On 11/13/13 09:28 , "Gert Doering" <gert at space.net> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>
>Oh, I wouldn't actually mind seeing 3320 being forced to peer with all
>ISPs
>present in germany, on reasonable terms.
>
>That should have been done years ago.

A term as 'reasonable' is very much in the eye of the beholder and I think
we should be very careful in spinning the discussion in any direction that
would encourage legislation.

Reasonable, in this example would for you mean something like 'not more
than half than what I'm paying for transit' whereas 3320 might think that
'twice the price of your transit' would be entirely reasonable because
they're delivering such a quality experience. This is a commercial issue
and if you think a legislative body might help you here, well, I
respectfully disagree.

Back to the subject at hand: I think any form of "$national Internet" to
protect anyone from "evil" foreign entities is exactly what Neelie Kroes
meant with being naïve about online spying in her speech earlier this
week: http://commentneelie.eu/speech.php?sp=SPEECH%2F13%2F903

Best


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