November 30th, 2010

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Comcast/Level 3

"Nothing's the same anymore." -- Commander Sinclair, Bab 5, Season 1.

I am hoping to get this written up soon, but the more I look at the underlying fight between Comcast and Level 3, the more convinced I become that the Internet is about to undergo its most fundamental change since NSF privatized the backbone.

Characterizing this as a "peering dispute" is like characterizing the the Chicago Fire as a "unfortunate accident with a cow, a lantern, and a hay bale."