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Re: People who purchase unproven technologies to support their Business, and whine about it. RE: To CAIS Engineers - WAKE UP AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS
From: John Payne <john () sackheads org>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 06:09:15 -0700


On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 08:16:56AM -0400, Wojtek Zlobicki wrote:

Joe,

    You have to look at economies of scale.  A small to medium sized
business cannot afford to colocate or purchase more reliable bandwidth.
Since their business does not rely on thier line, they can do without more
expensive connection.  Second, they may be upgrading from other technologies
such as ISDN or POTS.  DSL is far from a reliable technology, yet quite far
from an unreliable technology.  I sit on the fence in regrards to its
performance and other characteristics.  The work that I have done working
for a CLEC has shown me that a line that works well from the start is likely
to stay up for weeks/months.

However, if a small to medium sized business has made the decision to
go for a cheap option rather than pay for service and reliability, should
they then come whining in inappropriate fora when their connectivity goes
down?

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