Broadband initiatives - impact to your network?

Jonathan Feldman jf at
Mon Jun 28 23:13:55 UTC 2010

I've never claimed to be particularly bright, but I do like to  
challenge assumptions.

I meant "privately owned campuses spanning many miles."  Is that a  
WAN?  LAN?  "MAN"?  Seriously, should there really be a difference?   
If so, why must there be a difference?  Let's not forget that ADSL is  
distance limited.  Should it have ever been classified as a WAN  
technology?  Compare that to fiber-connected Ethernet, a so-called LAN  
technology that goes miles and miles.

On Jun 28, 2010, at 6:50 PM, Randy Bush wrote:

>> The question, in my mind, is whether it's reasonable to ask that
>> regional providers reach the same bar as privately owned campus
>> networks.
> you are comparing LAN to WAN, never a bright idea
> randy

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