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Re: [nanog] Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access
> We are part of the Bell Atlantic ADSL trial in Northern VA - > basically BA has 6 CO's with terminating ADSL modems. This is > aggregated onto a FDDI ring between each CO on cisco's. One of the > CO's has a port into the BA SMDS cloud which is the interconnect > with participating ISP's who also have a port on the SMDS cloud. > So basically, packetize the data as early as possible to get the > 20x plus economies of scale vs hauling channelized circuits. Of course, this is orthogonal to xDSL; the same economies of scale would apply with T-1 local loops. Seems to me that for the RBOCs, the big disadvantage of xDSL is losing all those fat, high-margin T-1 local loop fees. The advantage is getting a shot at taking over the Internet business. Jim Shankland Flying Fox Computer Systems, Inc.