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Re: MAE-EAST Moving? from Tysons corner to reston VA.
From: Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com>
Date: 17 Jun 2000 16:00:08 -0700


I think you are making an argument by definition.  No "hosting" company
has a global optical backbone, because if it had a global optical backbone
its not a hosting company.  No tier 1 provider buys transit, because if it
bought transit it wouldn't be a tier 1 provider.


On Sat, 17 June 2000, Paul Vixie wrote:
sean () donelan com (Sean Donelan) writes:
I don't understand your distinction.  Several companies sell both hosting
services and network services.  GlobalCenter/Crossing, Genuity/BBN and
Worldcom/UUNET have large "global" optical networks and hosting divisions.

Those companies also sell circuit-based services, i.e., services that do
not require hosting in order to accept delivery of them.  Genuity's home
page mentions DSL, for example.  These are fine companies, with fine
networks, but they are not "hosting" companies any more than making tanks
in WW2 made Chrysler into a weapons company or making keyboards and mice
makes Microsoft a hardware company.  If it's just one thing they do, then
it doesn't make sense to label the company by it.





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