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Re: multi-homing fixed

  • From: Alex Pilosov
  • Date: Tue Aug 28 14:00:04 2001

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Howard C. Berkowitz wrote:

> >Did you see where [email protected] is in bad financial shape and expected 
> >to run out
> >of cash within months.
> >
> >Roy
> Yep.  And Verizon, the ILEC, doesn't seem to understand the concept 
> of needing a subnet -- their xDSL is host-only (I have stories about 
> that).

FWIW: You can get a DSL provisioned through Verizon DSLAMs via many
different ISPs (they vary per LATA). Many of them (cough) offer
business-class services (subnets, VPN/IPSEC). 

Chain goes like this: (In most states, example given in VZ and SBC area)
ILEC (Verizon/SBC) sells physical copper lines to
	DILEC (VADI/ADI) who provides "Layer 2" service to
    		ILEC's ISP (Verizon Online DSL)
		Many other ISPs.

Legally (again, in most states), DLEC arm of ILEC is not allowed to
provide layer 3 service, and is obligated to sell the service to all ISPs
including ILEC-affiliated ISP on equal terms. 

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