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[liberationtech] Brazil Looks to Break from U.S.-Centric Internet

Bill Woodcock woody at
Fri Sep 20 12:14:27 PDT 2013

On Sep 18, 2013, at 9:40 AM, Bill Woodcock <woody at> wrote:
> Well, there are a bunch of different concepts being discussed.  The primary one is localization of routing, which isn't just possible, it's best-practice, and something Brazil has been doing an excellent job of already for quite a few years…  

David asked me to write this up in a bit more detail, with links to references, et cetera:

"Despite the clear benefits of these developments for Brazilians, their government's statements have been shrilly and incorrectly branded as extreme and decried as Soviet socialism by some US media. This is largely due to a misimpression that what Brazil is doing is cutting itself off from the Internet or balkanizing the Internet -- when in reality, it's building more Internet faster."  et cetera.


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