RE: Faster 'Net growth rate raises fears about routers

From: Stephen Griffin []
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 3:18 PM

In the referenced message, Roeland Meyer said:
> My latest quote for a new DSL connection is 42 days. T1s
are 6-8 weeks.
> Bigger pipes are 2-6 months for the fastest response, many
cases are longer.
> Back to business failures, the DSL world is looking rocky
at best. Rythms
> isn't looking very solid and neither is Covad. Some of the
> customers are not going with either, electing to go with
the local RBOC
> instead (despite the hassles and long lead-times). What
many businesses
> really need is true multi-homing.

So, if people picked better providers, they wouldn't need to
You feel you need to multihome, because you keep picking DSL,
which just
isn't a good choce for "mission critical applications".

You can think that way all you want to, right up to the time when your local
RBOC decides it will no longer serve you. At which time, good luck shoving
those bytes down the wire.