Here's an interesting development:
Setting Up a Bandwidth Market</A>
"Bandwidth trading floors have been set up by entrepreneurs
like Richard Elliott of London’s Band-X and Alex Mashinsky of New York’s Arbinet. They and a few others have recently set up online spot markets where telecoms can make bandwidth trades over the Internet.
"Creating a spot market for carrying capacity among telecoms
is only the first step in the commoditization of bandwidth: eventually, there will be a fully-functioning commodities market where minutes are traded as investments, and where many buyers and sellers never use the product."
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