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Re: [NANOG] Level3 not honoring Broadwing contracts?
From: Chris Owen [mailto:owenc@xxxxxxxxxx] > > It was clear from the conversation that he never considered for a > moment that we might actually pay the new rate. He just assumed we > were gone as soon as it happened. Obviously I don't have a business > degree because I don't understand the business model of buying up > business and then going out of your way to chase off their > customers. > The Level3 higher ups must see something I don't. > I think the idea is that raise the rates dramatically on everyone, those who stay, now you're making more profit off of them, those that go were probably small enough that they were able to easily leave so you're clearing up room for the customers who are too large to profitably move and who have no choice but to continue growing in the existing space at the new inflated rates. Can't say I like it as a customer since I'm on the receiving end of a re-rate that increased costs by 50%, but makes business sense obviously since I didn't leave, as I'm sure many others didn't either. If you use a lot of power or floor space though, and not massive amounts of bandwidth, their new rates are very close to making it profitable to build your own facility, maybe they just want to sell bandwidth now. David _______________________________________________ NANOG mailing list NANOG@xxxxxxxxx http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/nanog