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Kudos to Sprint
Dick; It's nice to hear someone recognize Sprint's early understanding of how to approach the commercial Internet market with a two-pronged high/low strategy. Too bad the one who figured it out is no longer associated with SprintLink. --Kent At 01:03 AM 1/29/96 -0500, Dick St.Peters wrote: > >Were it not for Sprint, I wouldn't exist. > ... >Thanks in part to Sprint, that side business has grown into a network >of four POPs bringing the Internet to NY State's Adirondack region. >There's no fortune to be made here, but there's a living in it. It's >what I wanted to do, and I couldn't have done it without Sprint. > >Sean Doran's recent posting about how the Sprints aren't out to squash >us little guys but in fact are dependent on us was remarkably like the >way I used to explain Sprint's position during the CIX filtering war >in summer of '94. In fact, I think he stole those ideas from me :) > >Sprint is big, and they're busy, and it can be damnably hard to get >their attention (hence my posting), but I'm here because they helped >me when I needed help and backed me politically and operationally when >I needed backing. Out here in the woods, things like that still >matter. > ...