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Re: Anyone familiar with the SBC product lingo?
> >On the contrary, you get better redundancy by sticking to > >one carrier and making sure that they really provide > >separacy though the entire span of the circuit. If you > >have two carriers running fibre to yoiur building down > >the same conduit, then you do NOT have separacy and as > >a result, the redundancy is not there. > > The problem with this theory is that one carrier is completely free to > reroute your connectivity among its resources. One carrier can only do what your contract allows them to do. And negotiating a contract with strong requirements for separacy is easier with one carrier than two. > Note that many carriers, though perhaps not the LECs, will answer > questions about the underlying resources they are using if they are > sufficiently motivated, but you have to reask every now and again to > make sure that the answers are still satisfactory. Agreed. --Michael Dillon