An Internet industry book
Sat, 07 Nov 1998 12:00:55 +1100
I trust you'll excuse the plug, but I was aware that a number
of link readers were waiting on this, and others may be interested as well.
I've been working on a project over the past few months,
writing a book which looks at the Internet Service Provider
business from technical, business and policy perspective.
I've attempted to track the industry from its beginnings through
the technical characteristics of how an ISP operates, and then
look at the ISP business operation. The the book looks at the policy
dimension, examing the issues surrounding public policy
determination within the Internet environment, and the effects
of such policy-related activities. I also couldn't resist some
speculation on the likely future of the Internet service provision
industry, looking at both technology and policy futures.
Wiley have published the book this week.
If you're interested, I've pulled up the chapter on inter-provider
peering, at http://www.telstra.net/gih/peerdocs/peer.html
The details of the book on Amazon are:
ISP Survival Guide: Strategies for Running a Competitive ISP
Author: Geoff Huston
Publisher: John Wiley
Published: October 1998