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Internet is widely debated, but specific attention should be given to interoperability as the Internet migrates to a fully commercial enterprise.

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.



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