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Re: Tier-1 without their own backbone?

  • From: Christopher McCrory
  • Date: Wed Aug 27 16:33:54 2003


On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 12:32, Rick Ernst wrote:
> We are sending out feelers for adding an additional DS-3, or possibly frac
> OC-3.  One of the responses came back with "we won't be competive with
> <provider> because they don't have their own backbone.
> Is there a cross-reference for provider vs network backbone, or is this just
> something that we have to ask each provider for?  I "assume" that UU, Sprint,
> and AT&T are self-owned backbones, but others... ?
> One of the providers we are looking at is Level-3.  Any comments good/bad on

I use Level-3 out of the LA Equinix facility.  From a content provider
point of view, they rule.  I have never had a problem with them, solid
as a rock. 

> reliability and clue?  We already have UU, Sprint, and AT&T.  I also realize
> that the "they suck less" list changes continuously... :)

I hope more people respond to this part "for future reference".

> Thanks,
> Rick
Christopher McCrory
 "The guy that keeps the servers running"
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