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Internet is widely debated, but specific attention should be
given to interoperability as the Internet migrates to a fully
Numerous technological factors will affect the evolution of the
NII and the interoperability among service providers. Prototype
models for carrier interconnection for various services,
technologies, and special user communities should be established to
determine feasibility and preferred approaches for deployment in
the future NII. The NAPs offer an excellent platform for these
prototypes, as they represent by definition a means for
interoperability among service providers.