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Re: TransAtlantic Cable Break
On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
Tell that to the 10 gig wave customers who lost service. Very few cable systems provide protection at the 10 gig wave level.
Is paying for "protected circuits" actually worth it. Or are you better off just buying two circuits and using both during normal conditions. Use switching at layer 3 to the remaining circuit during abnormal conditions. Most of the time, you get twice the capacity for only twice
the price instead of a "protected circuit" where you only get the once the capacity for twice the price.
Of course, there is still the problem some facility provider will "groom" both your circuits on to the same cable. If you are buying pre-emptable circuits, hopefully you understand what that means.