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

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Oct 28 19:24:38 UTC 2016


On 10/28/16 12:18 PM, Mel Beckman wrote:
> 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. 
3549 still exists...
>  -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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