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Re: MAE-EAST Moving? from Tysons corner to reston VA.
I think you are making an argument by definition. No "hosting" company has a global optical backbone, because if it had a global optical backbone its not a hosting company. No tier 1 provider buys transit, because if it bought transit it wouldn't be a tier 1 provider. On Sat, 17 June 2000, Paul Vixie wrote: > email@example.com (Sean Donelan) writes: > > I don't understand your distinction. Several companies sell both hosting > > services and network services. GlobalCenter/Crossing, Genuity/BBN and > > Worldcom/UUNET have large "global" optical networks and hosting divisions. > > Those companies also sell circuit-based services, i.e., services that do > not require hosting in order to accept delivery of them. Genuity's home > page mentions DSL, for example. These are fine companies, with fine > networks, but they are not "hosting" companies any more than making tanks > in WW2 made Chrysler into a weapons company or making keyboards and mice > makes Microsoft a hardware company. If it's just one thing they do, then > it doesn't make sense to label the company by it.