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[ NNSquad ] Re: Peering dispute cuts off Sprint<->Cogent Internet traffic
A disturbance in The Force! Ironically, the most common reason why carriers have attempted to sever peering relationships with Cogent is that they don't like Cogent's pricing; in other words, Cogent is bucking the other carriers' cartel-style pricing strategies. See http://gigaom.com/2008/03/18/cogent-ceo-peering-breakdown-is-telias-fault/ Now, if only Cogent could also buck the big guys' policy of redlining and refusing to serve rural areas -- such as Level3's redlining of Wyoming. --Brett Glass At 12:45 PM 10/31/2008, Lauren Weinstein wrote: >As reported by our regional high school, name changed to protect the >innocent. By the way, this impedes students ability to get course >information and complete homework assignments over the weekend. Talk >about the digital divide! A hole or rip in the Internet - sounds like a >Star Trek(tm) plot device. > >As many news organizations are now reporting, Sprint-Nextel (Embarq) has >decided to sever its Internet connection with Cogent, another Internet >service provider.