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

Jeff Waddell jeff+nanog at waddellsolutions.com
Fri Oct 28 20:30:21 UTC 2016


We were on on 4323 - we are still peered to 4323 (from a config stand
point) - but the world sees us thru 3549

It is a mess on convergence

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 3:24 PM, joel jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:

> 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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