Communications Distribution Rights [cr-95/9/21]


Sender: •••@••.•••

I enjoyed this rather long post.  Mr. Bradley makes some interesting points.
They seem to mirror Mr. Schreibman on the importance of setting the structure
of the Internet to insure access. ess

I wonder if the natural gas pipeline is not a better analogy to the Internet
than the railroad.  The deregulation of the pipelines occurred in the 80's
and might give some idea of the impact of deregulation on a system of delivery.
Just a thought.

Thanks for listening.

Connie Page


Sender: •••@••.••• (Douglas Tooley)

Don't forget though that there are two aspects to this question; hardware
and software.  As it stands now we have a very flexible 'software' system
that can easily adapt to any type of need.  We really only need to be
concerned about developments in 'hardware' (the actual fiber network owners)
that would lead to the ability to control the 'software' end of things.
Efforts such as yours to utilize the 'software' end to gain control of the
'hardware' should be applauded.  To effectively do this one must be able to
communicate with sufficient breadth and depth to inact that change.

The net is wide open and that is its strength, it may also be its downfall.
The communication channels we develop must be broad enough to effect the
type of change you propose.  The principals of cyber rights may be just
enough to build a solid foundation but other geographic and interest based
'agglomerations' must also participate.

>Sender: •••@••.••• (Allan Bradley)


>With the advent of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) technologies, the
>connectionless (datagram) oriented data networks of the past are giving way
>to the "connection oriented" internetworks of the future.  Connection
>oriented networks are required in order to deliver the predictable
>bandwidth necessary for multi-media (voice, video, data images, etc.)
>applications.  This seemingly innocuous difference in communications
>transport technology (connectionless vs.  connection) is an epic event in
>the potential effect in the way society may define or capitalize on it's
>own information technology attributes and future return.   Fundamentally,
>communications transport technology has transitioned from an access media
>approach to a distribution media approach - a very key distinction.


>It is also somewhat disconcerting that the U.S. Government has chosen sex
>and violence as the symbolic topic with regard to recent legislation in
>communications.  Although this is a very important topic, there are many -
>many other aspects to HR -1555 that need to be examined and discussed by
>industry knowledgeable individuals.


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>Los Angeles, Ca 90045
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Great Post.


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