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RE: Vonage Hits ISP Resistance

  • From: Landers, David
  • Date: Thu Mar 31 10:52:23 2005

Are you saying XO is giving your biz DSL higher QoS than consumer DSL? I
can see them providing the premium services (unblocked ports, etc.,
higher CIR between POP/gateway and CPE), but be surprised if they're
giving your traffic priority on their backbone. At least that's not
typical (Genuity, VZ, BA, SBC, L3 history).

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David Landers
IP Operations Engineering
Level 3 Communications
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Eric A. Hall
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:32 AM
To: Greg Boehnlein
Cc: Brad Knowles; Bill Nash; Fergie (Paul Ferguson); nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: Vonage Hits ISP Resistance



On 3/31/2005 9:25 AM, Greg Boehnlein wrote:

> On a different tact, where I -THINK- the market will eventually end up
is 
> w/ different classes of BroadBand service, whereby QOS and priority
will 
> be given to those that wish to pay for it. The $14.95 services will be
a 
> best-effort, and the $59.95 services will have priority.

We've there already. When I had my home-office DSL package from XO it
was
much more expensive than consumer DSL from pacbell, for example, but
gave
me the ability to run local servers, non-blocking network ranges, etc.
Meanwhille, cable contracts are pretty much written such that the
service
is only supposed to be used for ~web browsing and other basic tasks, and
if you want reliability or better bandwidth then call the business
service
number. I don't see this much in the local provider market though.

-- 
Eric A. Hall
http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/




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