join the Internet Backbone
freedman at netaxs.com
Fri Apr 5 05:25:47 UTC 1996
> Ok, I am really getting sick of hearing, I am connected to 'the
> Internet Backbone' We are connected to the Internet Backbone so we are
> better than X and Y put together.
We have a local, new, competitor who generally lies out his ass and also says
'We are the Internet backbone. Only we can offer you 100% Full Bandwidth'.
They have a T1 to a provider with a T1 to MCI and a T1 to AGIS.
Of course, they claim to have 3 T3s and they claim that MAE-East an
unimportant private exchange point between AT&T and Sprint.
And they solicit our customers, sigh.
And someone with 2 T1s to Sprint has been saying "We are *the* Internet
Backbone in South Jersey".
> I guess this is what happens when you get back from Interop and
> here all these people, uh they start with USWEST in their name, tell me
> and everyone else, We are connected to The Internet Backbone.
> So please someon,e please tell me I am correct in saying to all
> these not so bright people that there really is not an 'Internet Backbone'
> that USWest, SISNA (who now claims to be the 3rd largest ISP/NSP and still
> have only a T1 to MCI, and claim that is a DS3) and all these other
> people who think that they are connected to the internet back bone.
Everyone (of importance) agrees that in order to claim you're a backbone
you have to (now, not a year ago) be connected to at least 2 public NAPs/MAEs
and have at least one circuit that runs at DS3 or higher speed.
> Well, thanks for all your help. because I wanna be an isp :) Now
> where did I put that Lart.
I'm not sure how much of the NANOG community reads alt.sysadmin.recovery,
but I'd recommend it to all... (Lart is a sysadmin term meaning Luser
Attitude Readjustment Tool).
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