Sprint / Cogent

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Fri Oct 31 13:49:31 UTC 2008

On Oct 31, 2008, at 7:47 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:

>>> The most interesting part of the press release to me is:
>>> In the over 1300 on-net locations worldwide where Cogent provides  
>>> service,
>>> Cogent is offering every Sprint-Nextel wireline customer that is  
>>> unable to
>>> connect to Cogent's customers a free 100 megabit per second  
>>> connection to
>>> the Internet for as long as Sprint continues to keep this  
>>> partitioning of
>>> the Internet in place.  Unfortunately, there is no way that Cogent  
>>> can do
>>> the same for the wireless customers of Sprint-Nextel.
>> This wasn't the first time Cogent offered something similar.  They  
>> did the
>> same thing when Level3 depeered them.
> And they'll do it to others in future peering spats.  It's just a  
> bullying tactic - entertaining if you're on the sideline; irritating  
> if you're Sprint.

I would regard this as a good sales tactic. I don't see bullying.


> Cogent reminds me of Ethan Coen's poem, which starts:
> 	The loudest has the final say,
> 	The wanton win, the rash hold sway,
> 	The realist's rules of order say
> 	The drunken driver has the right of way.
> Nick

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