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60 Day Termination Notice (fwd)

  • From: Elise Gerich
  • Date: Tue Feb 28 13:05:48 1995

The following message has been sent to ANS to formally issue the 
60 day termination notice for the NSFNET Backbone Service.  Many
of you already depend on an alternate network for your primary
communication path, but this is the final step in officially
notifying ANS that the service will cease.

It has been wonderful working with you all over the course of the
NSFNET award, and we hope that we will continue our fine working 
relationship in the brave new world of post-NSFNET.

              --Elise

>epg@merit.edu writes:
> From epg@merit.edu Tue Feb 28 12:20:56 1995
> From: epg@merit.edu
> Date: Tue, 28 Feb 95 12:20:00 EST
> Message-Id: <9502281720.AA03150@pepper.merit.edu>
> To: becker@ans.net, dstaudt@nsf.gov, dvanbell@nsf.gov, phustone@nsf.gov
> Subject: 60 Day Termination Notice
> Cc: ema@merit.edu, epg@merit.edu, ittai@ans.net
> 
> Dear Jordan,
> It is with mixed feelings that Merit sends this notification
> to ANS to terminate the NSFNET Backbone Service at the 
> following locations:
> 
> ENSS 128	Palo Alto	April 30, 1995	midnight PST
> ENSS 129	Champaign	April 30, 1995  midnight CST
> ENSS 130	Argonne		April 30, 1995	midnight CST
> ENSS 131	Ann Arbor	April 30, 1995  midnight EST
> ENSS 132	Pittsburgh	April 30, 1995	midnight EST
> ENSS 133	Ithaca		April 30, 1995  midnight EST
> ENSS 134	Cambridge	April 30, 1995  midnight EST
> ENSS 135	San Diego	April 30, 1995  midnight PST 
> ENSS 136	College Park	April 30, 1995  midnight EST
> ENSS 137     	Princeton	April 30, 1995, midnight EST
> ENSS 139	Houston		April 30, 1995, midnight CST
> ENSS 140	Lincoln		April 30, 1995, midnight CST
> ENSS 141	Boulder		April 30, 1995, midnight MST
> ENSS 142	Salt Lake City	April 30, 1995, midnight MST
> ENSS 143	Seattle		April 30, 1995, midnight PST
> ENSS 144	Moffett Field	April 30, 1995, midnight PST
> ENSS 145	College Park	April 30, 1995, midnight EST
> ENSS 146	DC		April 30, 1995, midnight EST
> ENSS 147	MFS		April 30, 1995, midnight EST
> 
> This notification also pertains to the cessation of NSFNET
> Backbone Service at the Ameritech, MFS, PacBell, and
> Sprint Network Access Points.  A termination notice was 
> issued previously for ENSS 138 (Atlanta) so that node 
> is not included in this termination notice.
> 
> It is sad to note that at midnight in each respective time
> zone, the service that Merit, ANS, IBM, and MCI have 
> collaborated to provide over the last seven years will
> cease to exist.  It is also with pleasure that we
> complete this grand experiment on such a successful
> note. I think that this partnership has succeeded
> beyond any of our dreams. It has been fun!
> 
>          --Elise
> 
> 
>