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Re: Level 3's side of the story

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 19:25:16 2005

And after November 9, what is then? Cogent/L3 depeering part 2?

On Fri, 7 Oct 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,
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, 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