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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Daniel Golding
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 11:36:45 2005

On 10/6/05 10:37 AM, "Patrick W. Gilmore" <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Oct 6, 2005, at 10:19 AM, tony sarendal wrote:
>> This is not the first and certainly not the last time we see this kind
>> of event happen.
>> Purchasing a single-homed service from a Tier-1 provider will
>> guarantee that you
>> are affected by this every time it happens.
> s/every time it happens/every time it happens to YOUR upstream
> People on Sprint, AT&T, GLBX, MCI, etc. were unaffected.  Only people
> who single-home to L3 or Cogent have disconnectivity.

Take-away: Do not single home. I'm shocked folks aren't figuring this out.
If you are a webhoster or enterprise and your business model can not support
multiple Internet pipes, than you have a suboptimal business model (to put
it lightly)

>> Now, is being a tier-1 now a good or bad sales argument when selling
>> internet access ?
> It's still a good argument, because Marketing != Reality. :)