CenturyLink in Advanced Talks to Merge With Level 3 Communications - Interweb is doomed

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Fri Oct 28 19:18:43 UTC 2016


Level3 hasn't even finished migrating its TWTelecom customers to the L3 AS yes, and it's been years. So I don't think you can expect any faster transition for CL. 

 -mel beckman

> On Oct 28, 2016, at 2:16 PM, Timothy Lister <incudie at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> So if this went through, how would it happen? Does 3356 (L3) absorb 209's
> (CL) infrastructure and slowly make customers change their peering config
> to hit 3356 instead?
> 
> You make a good point, I have at least a couple clients that peer to both
> providers for redundancy. One of which just recently signed an agreement
> with CenturyLink for the sole purpose of fail over.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> Re: CenturyLink in Advanced Talks to Merge With Level 3 Communications -
> Interweb is doomed
> From: Jima <nanog at jima.us>
> To: <nanog at nanog.org>
>>>> On 10/27/2016 12:36, Nevin Gonsalves via NANOG wrote:
>>>> :-)
> http://www.wsj.com/articles/centurylink-in-advanced-talks-to-merge-with-level-3-communications-1477589011
> 
> 
> This is great! Except for all of their mutual customers who had circuits
> from both for redundancy. (See also: Level 3's and TWTC's mutual
> customers, and probably a long list of other M&A I'm not thinking of
> off-hand.)
> 
> OK, I lied about it being great anyway.
> 
>      Jima
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> Re: CenturyLink in Advanced Talks to Merge With Level 3 Communications -
> Interweb is doomed
> From: Jima <nanog at jima.us>
> To: <nanog at nanog.org>


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