Are people still building SONET networks from scratch?

Matthew Petach mpetach at
Mon Sep 10 22:14:24 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Nick Hilliard <nick at> wrote:
> On 10/09/2012 21:43, Matthew Petach wrote:
>> If service is critical enough to me that 20 second hiccups make
>> a difference, I'll find two providers to provide connectivity
> um, what do you mean, "two providers"?
>> to the location via relatively cheap waves
> This *is* a troll, right...?
> just sayin' that not everywhere has functional competition...
> Nick

*heh*  Fair enough.  I guess it's really a question of
what scale you're looking at.  Even when building a
greenfield datacenter in the middle of an empty field
in an out-of-the-way corner of a state with cheap
electricity, you can generally find two fiber providers
that will run fiber into the location based on the
premise of the long-term payback a 50MW datacenter
brings with it.

At smaller scales, I could see how it could become
more challenging to convince a second provider it's
worth their while to build out to your location.

point  taken--thanks!


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