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Re: Buy tier 1 peering for only $15 million

  • From: Jeff Barrows
  • Date: Wed Apr 19 22:19:16 2000

  ...such relationships are not always 'transferrable,'
  and one should evaluate any existing contractual
  agreements regarding said relationships before making
  such assumptions.

 - jsb


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Jeff Barrows
Director, Internetwork Engineering
UUNET, an MCI-Worldcom Company


> Date: 19 Apr 2000 18:25:37 -0700
> From: Sean Donelan <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Buy tier 1 peering for only $15 million
> 
> 
> AGIS is going on the auction block.  NextLink paid over a billion dollars
> for a provider with essentially full peering with the major backbones, now
> you too can buy peering agreements from a one-time "tier 1" provider.
> According to InteractiveWeek the high bid is only US$15 million.
> 
> http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2552561,00.html
> 
> Then again, maybe AGIS's anti-peering policies of a few years ago make
> them a less attractive purchase.
> 
> 
> 
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