a 2nd potential solution
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At 08:04 AM 7/16/97 -0400, Paul Ferguson wrote:
>This concept is not new -- Tony Li presented the concept
>of ISP confederations last year.
>At 10:57 PM 07/15/97 -0500, Larry Vaden wrote:
>>A second potential market solution would be for a group of ISPs with common
>>interests to join forces and apply for a suitably sized CIDR block directly
>>from the IANA.
>>In this scenario, the ISPs would not be using "provider dependent (AKA PA)"
>>space, but rather PI space.
>>This same group of ISPs with common interests then would issue an RFP for a
>>"group buy" and then select 2 or 3 NSPs to carry their traffic through the
>>normal commercial negotiations process. Because the ISPs were allocated PI
>>space out of the same address block, aggregation would be possible and