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Re: Microsoft offering xDSL access
Geoff White wrote: > Well my understanding here in PacBell/SBC land is that the way it will > work, (this comes from someone who made a naieve inquiry to another > equally naieve saleperson at PacBell/SBC), is that you need to connect to > PacBell's ATM backbone in order to order xDSL (the person just wanted to > connect from their home to the office), when I heard this I though it was > totally absurd but the truth, as they say is far stranger :) Why is this absurd? You think coolocating routers at COs is less absurd? Aggregating DSL traffic in a DSLAM and pumping it out via ATM is the right way to do things. (If I totally misunderstood and you are saying that using *ATM* is absurd, then don't bother to reply. I'm an atheist.) > What the salesguy was saying but (he really didn't know it) and what I > found out from a little digging is that PacBell's intent is to only sell > xDSl to CLECs ! So then it all makes sense, you need a router that > connects to their ATM cloud, then they just route the traffic from their > copper on over to your routers and presto! You are an xDSL enabled ISP! This is crap. Covad, Brainstorm, DNAI, etc. are CLECs?! I don't think so. Yet they seem to be able to offer xDSL using P*B.