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RE: what will all you who work for private isp's be doing in a few years?
bottom line is that in a few years everything will be virtualized and cosolodation will rule the land. there will be single turnkey solutions for the end user / corporate environment that will be infinitely configurable to meet the latest trends and needs. there will be no use for the small time 'innovator' or 'player' except in a purely academic environment. > -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On > Behalf Of Mark D. Bodley > Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:44 PM > To: 'Stephen J. Wilcox'; Matt Bazan > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: RE: what will all you who work for private isp's be > doing in a few years? > > > > Matt, your questions seem extremely prejudiced to a > determined outcome. In my opinion resellers are in the long > run going to lose because of lack of tangible assets (there > is my Bias, on the table. I have my own facilities, and > equipment). However because pure resellers lack the > facilities they can be resellers(and often are) of whatever > the technology of the day is. Strangely, many resellers, grow > into facilities based carriers, but if they do not, then they > can always move to the next thing. If you sold ISDN, in the > 90's, and you knew how to walk someone through configuring > their pipeline, you were better than Bell (read PSI Net). If > you could accurately test, and deliver DSL, to a client 3-5 > years ago, (read COVAD) you were better than Bell. In the > future, who knows what it will be, (my bet is wireless, and > we all cook like chickens in a Showtime rotisserie) the > prevailing trait of those that have been in this for a long > time is adaptation. There was a day when selling access off > an ISDN connection was doable. I got out of the straight > access market in the late 90's. I provide, and resell > connectivity, with static routes to applications I host, or > maintain. Hopefully the straight resellers of today will be > selling microwave, or implant connectivity, or whatever in a > few years. Bottom-line public or not, Mom, and Pop, or not no > matter what you do in this business you have to be ready to > adapt. If you are huge and don't catch the next wave you > could be just as dead as the smaller guys that don't catch that next > wave. > > > Mark D. Bodley > President > Cyrix Systems > email@example.com > www.cyrixsys.com > > > -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On > Behalf Of Stephen J. Wilcox > Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 4:12 PM > To: Matt Bazan > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: what will all you who work for private isp's be > doing in a few years? > > > On Wed, 11 May 2005, Matt Bazan wrote: > > > why in the world would anyone want to purchase dsl from a private > > reseller when i can get 4mb down 384 up from comcast for > $25? think > > you dsl resellers out there are doomed. in fact, just a matter of > > time before most of you isps are down the toilet. im > reminded of the > > mom and pop grocery store phenomenon that has now been > replaced by the > > kohls, a&p, whole foods etc. of course there will always be niche > > markets but this is less applicable for a pure commodity like > > bandwidth. yeah, i suppose you'll say something about value added > > services and such and you may have a point but i doubt that > will keep the > ship afloat for long. > > Matt, > first whats your affiliation and experience in this arena? That these > markets exist and more profitably so than the large carriers > suggest the > problems you are raising dont exist. > > What is your theory based on, you only cite your personal > preference to buy > from Comcast which cannot be said to be indicative of the > market. Grocery > stores are not comparable, this is a different industry and different > market. Also bandwidth is not a pure commodity, and DSL is not pure > bandwidth. > > I think your argument is at best uninformed, at worst > non-existent.. you > need to provide some references, examples, figures, > whatever.. else this is > little more than trolling. > > Steve > > > >