Discussion point: Telco quality?

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Paul Ferguson said:

And there's the rub. It isn't like DS1's (or anything else for that matter)
is any more "new" than they have ever been.

Come on, Paul; of course T1's are new. They were first deployed
in 1962. They won't be SOP for the telcos for another 15 years
or so...

Silly me. Having once worked for Sprint, I should have known better.

Now that we've had a good laugh, any serious contributions?

- paul