FWD: Pacific Bell's LA NAP in service

Bill Manning writes:

> > Pac Bell has announced their LA NAP is operational. Contact and details below.
> Is there not already a MAE-LA? Why would thay have an LA NAP if even
> MAE-LA hasn't taken off as of yet?
> Just a question.
> Christian Nielsen

  Yes, there is. I would expect that the NAP service is offering
  is an extention of the existing BayArea service. This approach
  reduces the cost of entry of entry for people you are in the So.Cal.
  area to a local loop charge.
  It appears that thye believe that a "distributed" service is
  more effective than two seperate exchanges.

If they can pull this inter-lata connection off without involving an
IXC, they would be selling long distance services immediately
rather than NAP services :wink: I understand PacBell will be ready to
provide inter-lata service early next year.


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