So why don't US citizens get this?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Mon Jul 28 02:39:20 UTC 2008
[Sorry to bring this back towards the topic at hand, but....]
On Jul 26, 2008, at 7:38 PM, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jul 2008, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
>> that said, can I get FIOS w/o any other
>> Verizon crap? I just want the fiber transport
>> to an exchange... want my own ISP/peering, not
>> theirs. They wont sell it.
> Anyone find a 'Commodity' seller of IP connectivity that will
> provide that ?I haven't in a Number of years now .
> Imo , it appears to be company cowardice . But then again alot
> can go wrong even if you filter correctly .
> But I'd really like to find a provider that 'Can' . Just like the
> little train .
First, I should say that I am not defending VZ or any other company.
However, I don't think it's fair to claim VZ sells FIOS and therefore
should also sell dark. The two items are vastly different services. I
seriously doubt "cowardice" is stopping VZ from giving bill fiber.
Hell, they'd likely make a LOT more money off selling him dark than
selling him FIOS.
There are lots of providers in major metros (where I know bill lives)
that sell things like 10 Mbps point-to-point circuits. But dark fiber
is frequently hard to come by even between two telco hotels in the
same city. Asking for dark fiber from $RANDOM_HOUSE to, well,
anywhere, that's going to be just a little out of the ordinary.
So if you want to complain about something, complain about something
reasonable. Lord knows the telecos have given us enough targets.
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