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Re: T3 or not to T3

  • From: Chris Caputo
  • Date: Mon Jul 22 03:11:45 1996

On Mon, 22 Jul 1996, Dorian R. Kim wrote:
> > From a provider's point of view, if a site wanted to connect, andwas 
> > willing to sign a use-policy saying they wouldn't use the connection
> > for transit to other providers (i.e. would only ask for customer BGP and
> > only route to the nets you provide in BGP updates), would that site have
> > lower costs associated with it?  (that you could pass on?)
> It would seem to me that, as long as the site is an interesting enough
> traffic source, and the ISP can recoup whatever cost of offering that
> connection + margin(or not). 
> Speaking only for CICNet, given that the site is an interesting traffic
> source, we'd gradly offer a connection for what it costs to provide that
> connection, if such request came to us.

Who else will do this?  MCI, Sprint?  This seems like a new and growing
market.  Is it being added to the service menus of various backbones? 
We'd love to talk to any backbone that will do this.

Chris Caputo
President, Altopia Corporation

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