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Tier-1 without their own backbone?
From: Rick Ernst <erond () legendz com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 12:32:53 -0700 (PDT)
We are sending out feelers for adding an additional DS-3, or possibly frac
OC-3. One of the responses came back with "we won't be competive with
<provider> because they don't have their own backbone.
Is there a cross-reference for provider vs network backbone, or is this just
something that we have to ask each provider for? I "assume" that UU, Sprint,
and AT&T are self-owned backbones, but others... ?
One of the providers we are looking at is Level-3. Any comments good/bad on
reliability and clue? We already have UU, Sprint, and AT&T. I also realize
that the "they suck less" list changes continuously... :)
- Tier-1 without their own backbone? Rick Ernst (Aug 27)