Paul Wall pauldotwall at
Fri Jul 10 11:05:15 CDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:43 PM, tb<tbraning at> wrote:
> My name is Todd Braning, I work on the technical side of the BandCon
> house.  I am afraid Paul's email is inaccurate.

Yo Todd!

It's good to hear that you've listened to feedback and made these key
operational operational changes.  I wish you the best of luck going
foward.  Please keep in mind that I wasn't trying to smear your
company, but rather provide the original poster with real-word
feedback on a particular vendor whose customers I've worked with many
times over.  It would be great if you could stay on the list and join
us in future discussions.

Keeping things topical for the NANOG list, could you tell us a little
more about BandCon's transport offering  as relates to backbone
policy?  Is IP transit traffic preferenced over your PWEs, or the
other way around, or are they both FIFO'd?  What TE, QoS policy, and
signaling/congestion controls have you deployed to deal with multiple
customers purchasing 10G pipes and competing for access to a single
10G path between metros?  Do you have a general policy on
oversubscription ratios you'd be able to share without going into
NDA'ed territory?

Also on-topic, I know a lot of community members have voiced RECENT
concern with the relentless tactics of your sales force, some of it
bordering on CAN-SPAM violation and criminal harassment.  Could you
speak a little bit to what you're doing to bring this under control?
Would it be a problem if people mail you off-list with any specific
problems they've encountered there?

Drive Slow,
Paul Wall

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