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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).

David Landers
IP Operations Engineering
Level 3 Communications
-----Original Message-----
From: [] 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);
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
> w/ different classes of BroadBand service, whereby QOS and priority
> be given to those that wish to pay for it. The $14.95 services will be
> 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
much more expensive than consumer DSL from pacbell, for example, but
me the ability to run local servers, non-blocking network ranges, etc.
Meanwhille, cable contracts are pretty much written such that the
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
number. I don't see this much in the local provider market though.

Eric A. Hall
Internet Core Protocols

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