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Re: cogent+ Level(3) are ok now
Eric Louie wrote:
Now, one really needs to wonder why the agreement could not be reached *prior* to the depeering on 10/5 It's not rocket science.
As people have pointed out repeatedly, this was surely not rocket science since it wasn't a technical problem at all. It was a business conflict. It seems clear to me what probably happened. First-round negotaitions failed 'cause Level 3 thought Cogent was bluffing (and perhaps vice versa). Level 3 called the bluff, but it wasn't a bluff, and Level 3 then blinked (or so it appears from reading between the lines of what I've seen). They both got back to negotiation, and with a better understanding of to how much pain the other willing to take to get what they want, this time they came out with an agreement. Doesn't seems mysterious. [snip]
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