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Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: Seth Mattinen <sethm () rollernet us>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:51:31 -0700

On 8/3/12 8:56 AM, William Herrin wrote:
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Alain Hebert <ahebert () pubnix net> wrote:
    Yes the easier way to do it is have your subnet routed to someone that
is willing to colo your router, or provide your with something like NHRP,
and use a 87x on your brand new unnamed Cable/DSL provider to create a NHRP
tunnel for it.

    We have many customers which required that kind of tunnel to bypass some
belligerent TelCo.

    But if you're going to drop your T1 for Cable/DSL get 2 of them using
different technology and from different provider (aka 1 Cable and 1 DSL =D).

I'm doing this. Works well most of the time. A couple months ago we
had major storm related outages in the area that persisted a couple of
days. Internet service on both lines dropped out after 12 hours. It
seems the telcos and cable companies don't consider the commodity
Internet part of their equipment to be something which needs
electricity during an extended grid outage. Cox. Verizon. I'm looking
at you.

Most don't, and for the price being paid on commodity connections I feel
indifferent about it. The central plant days are mostly gone; there's
fiber huts everywhere and not enough trucks/manpower (in my area a
lineman sits in his truck and reads a book while tethered to the power
kiosk) to run them all if the outage is too widespread for too long.


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