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RE: Sprint / Cogent

  • From: Randy Epstein
  • Date: Thu Oct 30 23:53:57 2008

>The most interesting part of the press release to me is:

>In the over 1300 on-net locations worldwide where Cogent provides service,
>Cogent is offering every Sprint-Nextel wireline customer that is unable to
>connect to Cogent's customers a free 100 megabit per second connection to
>the Internet for as long as Sprint continues to keep this partitioning of
>the Internet in place.  Unfortunately, there is no way that Cogent can do
>the same for the wireless customers of Sprint-Nextel.

This wasn't the first time Cogent offered something similar.  They did the
same thing when Level3 depeered them.