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Re: What is being 'ON NET' good for these days?

  • From: William Herrin
  • Date: Mon Feb 18 08:55:42 2008
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On Feb 18, 2008 8:00 AM, Drew Weaver <[email protected]> wrote:
> We are currently ON NET with 3 major international telecommunication companies


"On Net" is like "Tier 1." It has devolved into marketspeak that
doesn't mean very much. In your case it seems to mean that you can
connect with that particular carrier without first purchasing an ILEC
local loop. This is mildly helpful, but only mildly.

What it sounds like you're looking for is a "carrier neutral" data
center where you can connect with multiple providers and peers. The
Equinixes and Switch and Datas of the world fill this niche.

Bill Herrin

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