Ok, I am really getting sick of hearing, I am connected to 'the
Internet Backbone' We are connected to the Internet Backbone so we are
better than X and Y put together.
We have a local, new, competitor who generally lies out his ass and also says
'We are the Internet backbone. Only we can offer you 100% Full Bandwidth'.
They have a T1 to a provider with a T1 to MCI and a T1 to AGIS.
Of course, they claim to have 3 T3s and they claim that MAE-East an
unimportant private exchange point between AT&T and Sprint.
And they solicit our customers, sigh.
And someone with 2 T1s to Sprint has been saying "We are *the* Internet
Backbone in South Jersey".
I guess this is what happens when you get back from Interop and
here all these people, uh they start with USWEST in their name, tell me
and everyone else, We are connected to The Internet Backbone.
So please someon,e please tell me I am correct in saying to all
these not so bright people that there really is not an 'Internet Backbone'
that USWest, SISNA (who now claims to be the 3rd largest ISP/NSP and still
have only a T1 to MCI, and claim that is a DS3) and all these other
people who think that they are connected to the internet back bone.
Everyone (of importance) agrees that in order to claim you're a backbone
you have to (now, not a year ago) be connected to at least 2 public NAPs/MAEs
and have at least one circuit that runs at DS3 or higher speed.
Well, thanks for all your help. because I wanna be an isp Now
where did I put that Lart.
I'm not sure how much of the NANOG community reads alt.sysadmin.recovery,
but I'd recommend it to all... (Lart is a sysadmin term meaning Luser
Attitude Readjustment Tool).