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El Paso, TX
reply to FFH5

Re: RE:Behind closed doors at the UN's attempted "takeover

said by FFH5:

Despite some claims that the ITU(and UN) didn't want a takeover of the Internet, this writeup showed it surely did plan a takeover.

There was never a doubt in my mind that this was the plan, all the "leaked" data showed this was the case all along. It was also true that European telcos used this opportunity to try to get big piles of cash from successful internet companies.

It does look very scary, but i don't think they stand a chance.
Right now the only real way to control the internet is trough the incumbents who control the last mile and by controlling backbones.
It's fairly easy to control the internet if you control those two, specially the last mile.

I believe the next step is to take out the incumbents out of the equation completely by using a technology that replaces the "last mile" that the incumbents control with a technology that is user controlled, much like their own LAN and WiFi networks are.
Basically, a WiFi technology equivalent for the last mile.

I have good reasons to believe that this will be the case. The technologies needed for this to happen are advancing very quickly and will start converging in consumer devices that are as cheap as a WiFi router.

Once the internet becomes truly decentralized and ubiquitous, things like censorship will be even harder to implement than they are right now.