Verizon acquiring Terremark

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 21:06:36 CST 2011


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Jeffrey Lyon
<jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net> wrote:
> One cannot be owned by a carrier and remain carrier neutral.
> My two cents,

Agreed.  An organization being a fully owned subsidiary of one carrier,
and claiming to be completely carrier neutral, is an indelible conflict
of interest;  a highly suspect claim that cannot be cleared up merely by
internal policies. It's easy to tell the media that nothing is
changing;  textbook
PR / perception management stuff,  adding a little paint to hide the dings,
so new buyers will not be alarmed.

But what about  years from now?  Seems they retain the right to impose
requirements, make changes in the future, or give their parent
organization preferential treatment;  with no real promise not to (at
least not that we've seen so far).  If they are  serious about keeping
colocation carrier neutral,  they should spin off that  business   (or
spin off the IP carrier / transit business),
so that one entity has no governance control  or appearance of control
of the other.


--
-JH




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