ARIN is not/is too/is not/is too... blah.
mikeg at savvis.com
Sun Mar 30 16:38:24 UTC 1997
Dirk Harms-Merbitz wrote:
I agree, there is a need for long-haul providers. But they also
to be that big. 20-30 people companies with an annual gross of, say
million, would probably do it. All they need is a T3/OC3/OC12 nation
mesh which is expensive, but not that expensive. Plus peering
Try selling a third T3 to a local ISP with 100 T1 clients and two
larger networks. The local ISP will most likely talk about pricing
how hop-counts can be reduced for his customers. Pricing being the
important factor at this point.
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You are showing a lack of knowledge about the real costs of long haul
networking. Economies of scale do not even begin to come into play
until the revenue
hits $50 million or so given the need for a network that is not sparsely
under provisoned in the backbone. This is the reality. There is a
definitive place for the "big boys"
as transit aggregators of bandwidth. Without them our collective costs
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