Final report: national diversity assurance initiative

ATIS has issued its final reports about its circuit national diversiety
assurance initiative.

  "The NDAI report confirmed our suspicions that diversity assurance is
  not for the meek," Malphrus added. "It is expensive and requires
  commitment by the customer to work closely with carriers in performing
  due diligence. Until the problem is solved, circuit route diversity
  should not be promoted as a general customer best practice."

Press release:


"Due to the cost structures for these projects, the telecommunications carriers believe that funding for the scoping effort and the implementation of an automated solution would need to come from the Federal government or some other external source prior to project implementation."

.. and not afraid to ask for handouts either to fix their own backoffice challenges..

In a word: ridiculous, and flat out incredible.