Many people are surprised to find that it often takes a calendar month or more to build a reliable Internet connection after all the necessary equipment and lines are in place. And there is evidence that many who start building reliable Internet connections never complete the job.
Should back this up with data in a footnoteWhy is this? I think there are three main factors:
Several new concepts must be learned over and above those required to design, install, and maintain Internet connections with many single points of failure. Learning new concepts always takes time.
Many more parties are involved than you might first think (e.g. router vendors, ARIN, routing registries, two or more ISPs). It just takes time and project management effort to get all these parties coordinated.
There hasn't been an information source that covered the concepts and the implementation details along with the concrete project management advice needed to get the parties talking to one another. (I hope to change that with this book.)
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