RE: FWD: Pacific Bell's LA NAP in service

From: Matthew Kaufman[]

From: (Bill Manning)

> > 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.

As far as I know, PacBell wouldn't be permitted to extend PVCs between
the LA NAP and the SF NAP

I have had several discussions with PacBell concerning NAP connections to
both sites, and at no time have they indicated the ability to provide
connectivity between them. To the best of my knowledge, they look at the
two (SF and LA) as separate facilities. They are both 'virtual meet
points' which utilize ATM connections into the PacBell cell relay clouds,
but these clouds are isolated - they do not extend beyond the borders of
each LATA. They expect you to obtain a circuit _into_ the LATA from an