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Re: Internet access in Japan (was Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets)

  • From: Chris Adams
  • Date: Tue Oct 23 00:13:18 2007

Once upon a time, David Andersen <[email protected]> said:
> But no - I was as happy as everyone else when the CLECs emerged and  
> provided PRI service at 1/3rd the rate of the ILECs

Not only was that CLEC service concetrated in higher-density areas, the
PRI prices were often not based in reality.  There were a bunch of CLECs
with business plans (and they're no longer around).
Lucent was practically giving away switches and switch management (and
lost big $$$ because of it).  CLECs also sold PRIs to ISPs based on
reciprocal compensation contracts with the ILECs that were based on
incorrect assumptions (that most calls would be from the CLEC to the
ILEC); rates based on that were bound to increase as those contracts

Back when dialup was king, CLECs selling cheap PRIs to ISPs seemed like
a sure-fire way to print money.

Chris Adams <[email protected]>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.