Point to Point Ethernet

William Allen Simpson william.allen.simpson at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 03:39:44 CDT 2009


Brian Raaen wrote:
> Hate to say it, but also some of the cost on the circuits can be blamed
> on uncle Sam. ATM circuits are currently tariffed that same way are
> voice circuits. These tariffs are not charged to Ethernet because it is
> a 'data circuit'. At least that was the case a little while back.
> 
Are you sure it's "Uncle Sam"?  My experience is that voice tariffs are
always cheaper than data; telco's mantra is still "I Smell Dollars Now".

The telcos were mightily pissed when we redesigned protocols to pass over
voice circuits instead of requiring data circuits.

Usually, non-tariffed lines seem to be much more expensive, as the account
manager says "Oh, that special order will have to be approved by HQ".




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