> > Bill manning adds: When will MCI/Sprint/WorldCom/ATT provide cost
> > effective, clear channel OC48 pipes?
> > Cook: when hell freezes over is my guess.
> Manning: Thats what I heard a few years ago about DS3s.
Sprint and Nynex already have some ATM OC48 deployed. It's just a matter
of time and customers with the money to pay for it.
As do MFS/WorldCom, ATT, TCG, PacBell, GTE, Cable&Wireless,
ad nausia. What -is- interesting is that none of them
have OC48c available, and none of it priced as such. All of
it is priced at unit cost, e.g. a 64k voice channel. Muxing
together smaller pipes into bigger ones the the game the telcos
want to play. Of course there is the host interface
problem... but Peter L. should have more to say there.