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Questioning the ISP model

A News.com reader sees the telecommunications model as being much the same as the Internet service provider model.

 

  
Questioning the ISP model

In response to the Sept. 25 column by Greg Papadopoulos, "Making sure it?s a real cyberpassport:"

I think that some interesting points were made in this column and agree that we need to make it easy for consumers to consume. However, I don't think the author accurately depicts the "trusted models established by telecommunications companies."

As far as I am aware, I pay my phone company a fee, and they will connect me anywhere in the world, but I am pretty sure that my phone company has peer arrangements with "business partners" who receive preference. It is not an open system. I see the telecommunications model as being much the same as the Internet service provider model you say will not work.

Unfortunately, my comments don't suggest a more workable model. I just think other models are not necessarily that much better.

Grant Colley
Perth, Australia