C&W east coast flap this afternoon?

Andy Ellifson andy at ellifson.com
Wed Nov 13 20:22:19 UTC 2002

C&W is moving any customers that are not directly connected to a C&W
owned node to New Edge.  I am a C&W T-1 Customer in the Phoenix, AZ
market on the N3 network and we will not be moving anywhere.

--- Jonathan Disher <jdisher at parad.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Peter Salus wrote:
> > C&W is divesting itself of a lot of "real estate" these
> > days.  It struck a deal with Primus concerning its
> > voice customers (last week), now its DSL customers to
> > New Edge.
> New Edge is also getting their non-enterprise (i.e. T1, frac DS3)
> customers.  We got our first strong-arm letter on October 11th
> threatening
> disconnection if we didn't sign a migration authorization.  Yesterday
> we
> got notice that our T1's get shut off on December 31st.
> > Moreover, the BBC reports today that C&W is cutting 3500 jobs
> > worldwide and "also announced heavy losses."  C&W announced
> > that it was cutting 23 of its 42 "data centres around the
> > world."
> >
> > (The losses this past year exceed $6.5 Billion.)
> This doesn't surprise me.  Exodus lost their shirts buying
> GlobalCenter.
> Then C&W bought Exodus.  Granted, it's not the only reason for losing
> money.  But it's undoubtedly a big contributor.
> -j

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