If you had to choose a shared voice/data circuit - Global, XO or Qwest
Moving into new office space and will just debating between Global, XO and Qwest. Both the Qwest and Global is similar in pricepoint for the dynamic T1 circuit.
There is XO which has given us a riiiiidiculllllosss competative quote but I'm not considering it unless I decide to sublet/share the space - then the 100,000 minutes they are giving us would be worth a second look.
I'm not sure about XO or Qwest, but I'd be worried that GLBC would go bankrupt in the next few years.
Global Crossing going bankrupt? I find that highly doubtful. GLBX was added to the bandwidth mix at one of the DC's I have boxes in, and it's made a lot of routes pretty speedy (as well as doing a good job taking over from Cogent if it goes down the tubes). I would go with GLBX.
I'd be worried that GLBC would go bankrupt in the next few years.
...with all due respect, who cares? Chapter 11s happen all the time, and one might even go as far as to argue that they're good for the business of bandwidth consumers. A good example would be the MCI bankruptcy a few years ago. They got their debt wiped out and got to keep their fiber plant for pennies on the dollar. Nobody can say with any certainty how much of the price decline of bandwidth in recent years was due to the MCI bankruptcy, but no fool would contend that it had no effect either. For many years, several of us watched sideline speculators on popular mailing lists say the same thing about Cogent - that they're doomed to failure, bankruptcy, etc., but they're still thriving, not up to their ears in debt (see: Level 3), and still growing their revenue base at a breakneck pace.
Chapter 7's are a different story. Although I know there have been at least a couple of somewhat major Chapter 7's along the Internet's sordid history, I can't recall any off the top of my head. Can you?
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