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

Warren Bailey wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com
Thu Mar 20 21:38:37 UTC 2014

This email is the reason I spend money with digital ocean. :)

You should too.

On 3/20/14, 9:34 AM, "Bryan Socha" <bryan at digitalocean.com> wrote:

>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
>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
>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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