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Re: Links on the blink - reprise

  • From: Nathan Stratton
  • Date: Sat Nov 18 19:53:49 1995

On Fri, 17 Nov 1995, Ehud Gavron wrote:

> >When you buy a T1 private line, you can be assured that you're not 
> >sharing it with 120 other end-users.  :-)
> 
> 	A T-1 private line to what?  Do you think Sprint has sold
> 	more than 30 T-1s, filling up their DS-3 backbone?
> 
> 	Do you think MCI has sold more than 30 T-1s, filling up
> 	their DS-3 backbone?
> 
> 	You _are_ sharing bandwidth, unless 100% of your traffic
> 	is to your provider.

Yes, that is true but most ISP's in my area are overselling 100 X or 
more. Sure I mux 4 T1 FR to 1 T1 port and oversell my bandwidth, but all 
of my links have at least 20% free on them during our peek.

Sure oversell, but I think it is wrong to keep overselling when your 
links are at 90% - 100% most of the time and you sell more t1's to get 
the money.

Nathan Stratton		  CEO, NetRail, Inc.    Your Gateway to the World!
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