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

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Mon Feb 18 09:14:10 2008

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, William Herrin wrote:

"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.

It sounds to me like he wants transport to one of those sorts of places, and either his "on-net" providers are unwilling to provide that, or he hasn't asked them properly for it.

 Jon Lewis                   |  I route
 Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
 Atlantic Net                |
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