Sprint / Cogent
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
>>> 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.
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