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Re: Level 3's side of the story

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 19:14:52 2005

Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

"On October 6, Level 3, as it had repeatedly advised Cogent it would, terminated free traffic exchange with Cogent. Because Internet users, apparently without notice from Cogent and through no fault of their own,
I don't remember seeing this public notice from Level(3) posted....
Wouldn't that be "without notice from Level(3)"?

have been impacted, Level 3 has, effective immediately, re-established a free connection to Cogent. In order to allow Internet users to make alternative arrangements,
Splendid, that gives the world sufficient time to accept Cogent's offer
of 1 year free service.

we will maintain this connection until 6:00 a.m. ET, November 9, 2005. The effectiveness of this arrangement of course depends on Cogent's willingness to maintain their side of the traffic exchange.

At which time Level(3) will have had time to purchase transit, as it
will be a "tier 2" hoisted on its own petard.

William Allen Simpson
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