Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions
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Mon Nov 29 17:15:49 CST 2010
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 04:49:48PM -0600, Aaron Wendel wrote:
> A customer pays them for access to the Internet. If that access demands
> more infrastructure then Comcast needs to build out the infrastructure and
> pass on the costs to the customers demanding it.
> I think it sets a very bad precedent that Level3 agreed to their terms. How
> long would it have lasted with Comcast subscribers asking why they couldn't
> download their movies?
Considering L3 was recently skating the border of the pink sheets,
it should be no wonder that it is a very different response than
the one given to Cogent, for example. Then again, who blinked first
there? It is amusing that the once-disruptive L3 is seeking to
defend its position in the so-called "tier 1 " carte^Wcabal by running
to the regulators. I wonder how its fellow members of the club will
like the idea of feds poking into their business when both sides of
the equation are examined...
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