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RE: Sprint VS. Qwest

  • From: Eric M. Carroll
  • Date: Fri Oct 18 16:41:00 2002

> Aren't we six years past the point where people ask because they have
a well founded concern?

No.

In today's environment, the difference between vendors who represent
themselves as transit providers can be orders of magnitude, measured in
terms of peering fan-out, number of connections per peer, direct
high-volume customer connectivity, ASN connectivity, and, most
importantly, peering bandwidth per POP.

If you are a T1 customer, it won't matter. If you are a multi OC48
customer, it matters very very much. 

You might even be quite surprised by some of the names on the list and
where they place.

You can prove it to yourself, if you can get the data. Or you can just
offer the load and see what happens. 

I prefer the former. 

Regards,

Eric Carroll
Tekton Internet Associates





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