Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on ISPs' refusal to upgrade networks | Ars Technica

Bryan Socha bryan at digitalocean.com
Thu Mar 20 16:34:32 UTC 2014

I don't know where everyones traffic goes but level3 and us, nothing.
We've dropped all but 1 line which will be gone in 60 days.    I don't care
what their excuse is, they have been horrible this last 14 months and I'd
rather get bw from cogent who isn't great but doesn't blame everyone else
for their inability to peer better...

A premium cost provider should have premium service and level3 is no longer

Bryan Socha
Network Engineer

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:

> On Thursday, March 20, 2014 04:18:59 PM Patrick W. Gilmore
> wrote:
> > "The market" can only "work around" things if there is a
> > functioning market. Monopolies are not a functioning
> > market.
> When did we ever have a "functioning market", even in
> markets that are considered "liberalized" :-)?
> It is what it is - it's just less bad in some places than
> others.
> > There will be a solution - in fact, there is today.
> > Doesn't mean it is optimal. In fact, in the presence of
> > a monopoly, it is pretty much guaranteed to be
> > sub-optimal.
> Aye.
> Mark.

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