Checklist of Internet Economic Development Tasks


(to produce Internet bandwidth domestically)

Root and TLD nameservers

(to ensure the domain name system doesn't have foreign dependencies)

Colocation businesses

(adjacent to the IXP, so there will be places to put servers)

Competitive fiber local loop tying together major facilities

Competitive international transit providers bidding for your domestic business


(to coordinate Internet security response and liaise between government and industry)

Law enforcement interception capability

either in the ISPs or the IXP

A lightweight class license or open competition in the Internet service provider market

Major content providers

like Google, Akamai, and Limelight connected to your IXP