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RE: BOOM! there goes WorldCom
From: Chris Fairbanks <chrisf () winterlan com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 17:05:46 -0700

Doesn't Sprint stand for Southern Pacific Railroad INTernational?


-----Original Message-----
From: Nikos Mouat [SMTP:nikm () ixa net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 1997 4:19 PM
To:   Scott Landman
Cc:   nanog () merit edu
Subject:      Re: BOOM! there goes WorldCom

If you're suggesting that Qwest is the only carrier using railroad
of ways I suggest you take a closer look at those little orange posts
running along the side of train tracks.. I've seen MCI, Worldcom,
sprint and others running along the same tracks from Seattle to


On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Scott Landman wrote:

If fibers being cut is the culprit here, does going with a supplier
Qwest make sense because their fibers are running down railroad
right of
ways and, therefore, should be less succeptible to a backhoe digging
it shouldn't be?  Or are you looking at other, more secure mediums
for the
bulk of your traffic?

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