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Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access
From: DAVE NORDLUND <nordlund () ccstaff cc ukans edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:20:44 +0000
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 22:28:52 -0500 (EST)
From: Adam Rothschild <asr () millburn net>
Subject: Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access
To: Dean Morstad <dean () spacestar net>
Cc: nanog () merit edu
This may be very true, but I have questions about how the Internet
is going to handle a bunch of ordinary web surfers now demanding their web
pages at 30 times the speed? Is there backbone infrastructure in place to
provide this kind of access on a household basis? Where is Microsoft going
to find enough peering from NSP's to provide this access to their customers?
I think it would be safe to assume that they probably have
This usage can be sustained easily by using proxy/cache implementations
similar to those of the cable modem ISP's. After all, most of the
bandwidth usage will come from http traffic most likely.
Regarding the NSP, consider this:
UUNet provides dialup pool connectivity for MSN. Microsoft owns a
nice chunk of UUNet. UUNet is/will soon be implementing xDSL (IDSL and
SDSL to be exact). UUNet is a big monster, and will only grow
bigger ("If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em")... Microsoft will be
introducing xDSL access.
...and draw your own conclusions. :)
Hmm. Worldcom owns UUNet/ALTERNET. Worldcom does dial up for AOL and
Compuserve. Worldcom owns LDDS/Wiltel. Worldcom is buying MCI and already
owns ANS. Microsoft will do what?
History: ANS was the first non commercial (read educational) Internet
backbone. ALTERNET was the first commercial NSP in 19987.
Dave Nordlund d-nordlund () ukans edu
University of Kansas 913/864-0450
Computing Services FAX 913/864-0485
Lawrence, KS 66045 KANREN
Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access DAVE NORDLUND (Jan 23)
Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access John R. Levine (Jan 23)