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RE: Tier-1 without their own backbone?

  • From: Joel Perez
  • Date: Wed Aug 27 16:43:08 2003

I have a Level-3 OC-3 in Miami. So far they have proved to be more
stable than my other 2 upstreams. Never had a problem with their
helpdesk either! 

Regards,

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Joel Perez <jperez@ntera.net>  | IP Engineer
http://www.ntera.net/                 | Ntera
305.914.3412

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Rick Ernst [mailto:erond@legendz.com]
>>Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:33 PM
>>To: nanog@merit.edu
>>Subject: Tier-1 without their own backbone?
>>
>>
>>
>>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
>>reliability and clue?  We already have UU, Sprint, and AT&T.  I also
>>realize
>>that the "they suck less" list changes continuously... :)
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Rick
>>





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