[ppml] Revision to 2008-3
steveb at eagle.ca
Fri Apr 4 08:31:05 EDT 2008
> I would think that the ARIN fees would be relatively small in comparison
> with the hardware and ongoing transit, power, and operational costs
> involved in maintaining such a network,
I was thinking the exact same thing on the way to the office this morning.
> OK, so the proposal is for a financial as opposed to a technical
> differentiation between community networks and conventional LIR/ISPs,
> In that case, would it not make more sense to provide for a hardship or
> not-for-profit fee structure (to be reviewed periodically) for such
> organizations, and leave the technical definitions alone?
I still don't see any benefit to new definitions (community network or
non-profit) being implemented. What will be gained by adding complexity
and additional overhead to administration/management (be it technical or
My opinion is that the definition for LIR/ISP within the NRPM is well
defined, black and white. If you are not an IR and/or ISP, then (whether
paying or not) you are a consumer (referred to as customer/end-user).
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