Ungodly packet loss rates

*BUT* here is my question. Don't private interconnects essentially
provide a new apex for the internet? One that pushes interconnects at the
major exchange points down a level. Sprint, MCI, UUNET, and BBN are
clearly the four largest players by market share. All of them have
multiple private interconnects with each other. perhaps ANS does as well.
AGIS certainly does not. So in this sense, the "6" have not really become
15 but rather have become 4 or maybe 5.


I have no intention to support or counter your argument. Just trying
to state the fact: ANS does have private interconnections with other
providers and is working on to establish more.