The DSL business model
dan at netrail.net
Wed May 16 19:54:07 UTC 2001
There is a simple solution for redundancy - buy redundant T-1 lines, run
BGP, route a large enough block of space to be globally routable. This is
like complaining that you can only get a Yugo for $8K instead of a Porche.
You want the Porche, pay the cash. You want to spend $50 a month for DSL,
live with the limitations of the technology and the product offering.
Providers can't afford to provide DSL for the current $$$, with the present
T-1's are cheap these days, compared to a few years back.
- Daniel Golding
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> Christopher A. Woodfield
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 4:23 PM
> To: Roeland Meyer
> Cc: 'Steve Sobol'; Steve Schaefer; jmarr at twmaine.com;
> hunter at compuhelp.com; jpayne at sackheads.org; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: The DSL business model
> Not to mention that if you're looking to do BGP, most providers won't
> think of letting you run BGP over anything that's not at least a T1. When
> I was at Intermedia, we didn't even let customer do BGP over
> frame relay -
> they had to have a fractional T1 service at minimum.
> > The technology that can be faulted, and I sincerely apologize
> for not being
> > clear enough on this, is that which prevents adequate redundancy at the
> > end-nodes. The fact that 100,000 businesses can get lopped off
> by a single
> > provider business failure is pretty sad. I've tried, for over a
> year, to get
> > redundant uplinks to an alternate provider (ISDN backup to xDSL). CIDR,
> > prefix filtering, and cluelessness nail that effort every time.
> It doesn't
> > seem to matter that I am more than willing to pay for it. It
> simply isn't
> > available. But, it should be (I don't mean tinker-toy methods either).
> > Before CIDR, it was. The past few quarters has shown how
> necessary it is.
> > Guys, this is a huge market gap, why isn't anyone filling it?
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