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Re: UUNET Pulling Peering Agreements & replacing them with charging under non-disclosure?
At 06:43 AM 5/2/97 -0400, Stephen Balbach wrote: >Buying connectivity from an ISP who peers with UUNET, or buying direct >from UUNET, is a lot cheaper then building a national DS-3/OC-3 backbone >and trying to be default free - this is not about UUNET cuting throats, >it's about large and small ISP's examining thier business model. Explain to me how it is cheaper to pay UUNET for a full DS3 from Boston-Washington, Wasington to Chicago, Washington to San Jose, Chicago to San Jose, Washington to NYC at $60,000 each not including telco or transit. Than it is to pay a telco alone for just the lines? I'd love to see how the numbers work out on that! If your plan is to sell connectivity nationwide or semi-nationwide it is absurdly more expensive to use UUNET than to do it yourself. Yes, if you are a local ISP and never intend to sell anything outside of your area, it -MIGHT- possibly be cheaper. However, at $60,000 per DS3 circuit not including telco/transit as opposed to even a $25,000 WorldComm circuit -END TO END- I still don't see how the math works, unless you are a UUNET reseller which wouldn't explain why you are building a network yourself. ------------------------------------------------- Matthew E. Pearson Vice President of Development Games-Online Inc. http://www.games-online.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -