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Re: Collocation Access
Alex Rubenstein wrote:
Craig Holland wrote:
I'm a little surprised by all this, truthfully. I *know* that AT&T has to work inside certain facilities that are government run, and they are *required* to provide government issued ID, company issued ID, and social security number (really!) at a minimum. They must also state whether or not they are a US citizen, and if not, what country they hold citizenship in.Is this some new trend or have I just gotten lucky in the past? Wouldn't someone like AT&T be better served by giving their employees some company issued ID that they can submit to secure facilities? I know it wouldn't be government issued, but would at
I am shocked that the ATT employee did not have an ATT ID. In our facilities, we require all visiting telcos to produce company identification, and between telcove/level 3, Verizon, MCI, and several others, we have never had an issue. I'd be a bit more suspicious that he didn't have ATT ID.Me too. In my former life, I was involved with such requirements (but only at what the fedgov lovingly refers to as contractor sites), and we always had the alternative for anyone objecting to our requirements for ID. No problem. They could just sit in the lobby (or outside) and wait. I used to object to our method of gathering social security numbers (since it was on a form that anyone adding a name could see), but I can tell you that it was much more onerous than your standard telco.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.