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RE: YI: BBN/MCI Peering Change 3/31/97

  • From: Scott Huddle
  • Date: Mon Apr 21 16:34:25 1997

Just to update everyone on some of the strange traceroutes,
MCI continues to support our customer relationship with BBN 
by taking MEDs, and will continue to do so for a bit longer,
hopefully this will be transitioned real soon.

BBN has been a great customer, best of luck in your new ventures!


Sean Kennedy <[email protected]> wrote on Mon, 17 Mar 1997
>Just over two years ago BBN/NEARNET, BBN/BARRNet, and SURAnet (later 
>BBN/SURAnet) independently selected MCI to provide Network Service Provider 
>(NSP) transit services.  The transit agreement obligated BBN-owned 
>regionals to use MCI for transit services.  Over the past two years BBN 
>has migrated from this collection of semi-autonomous regional networks
>to one nationwide infrastructure.  We have made minimal use of MCI 
>transit services, using existing connections to MCI primarily to reach
>MCI customers.
>In light of this change and in order to provide improved connectivity
>to their customers, BBN and MCI have agreed to replace the transit 
>service agreement with a private peering agreement.  Cessation of the 
>transit agreement is scheduled for 3/31/97.
>The technical impact of this change is that MCI will no longer announce
>BBN routes at the public interconnects, except to those providers who 
>have purchased transit service from MCI.  Providers with significant
>trans-national US infrastructure at DS3 or greater speeds who are reliant 
>on MCI's announcement of AS1 prefixes are encouraged to pursue peering with 
>BBN by contacting '[email protected]' by 3/19/97.  Those providers
>with a existing transit provider who peers with BBN should see no change in 
>how they reach BBN customers (and should contact their transit provider with 
>questions regarding its connectivity).  Existing peers of BBN will see no 
>change in our announcements or routing.
> Sean
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