An article from the Miami Herald about the Florida MIX

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 21:48:18 -0700
From: "Martin J. Levy" <>

Hello all,

I apologize for the operational nature of the email, but I interrupt

the regular threads to post something to do with peering points.

This is from the Miami Herald. What's strange about this is... It's

an example of peering converting to transit, or in this case a peering
point converting into a transit network. The two are so different that
I can't see the connection.


>BellSouth is calling its new design the BellSouth Regional IP

Backbone (BRIB).

I'm quite sure they mis-spelled BRIB. It IT pronounced "bribe". As in
what they 'donated' to get permission, etc?

Gregory Hicks

>The BRIB will feature three central points of presence in Atlanta,

Miami and New Orleans.

>Sutton said BellSouth will release more information about the BRIB

within the next few weeks.