|Re: Today's Long Distance Circuits?|
|Robert Bonomi (email@example.com)|
Wed, 03 Aug 2005 11:27:32 -0000
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,|
> This came up before but perhaps things changed.
> I call, say Wilmington Delaware to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. How and who
> By how, I mean what physical medium is chosen and how is it routed.
"Yes". One or more of the above. _Probably_ fiber.
> Are there direct routes or must it go to intermediate switching
The proverbial 'it depends'. On the specific locations involved.
Generally there are a number of intermediate centers involved.
> What happens if the primary circuits are busy -- do they go to a
Re-route/alternate route is _common_. "All circuits are busy, please
> Does AT&T still have a big network control center in Bedminster?
They're still needed. The nature of the beastie has changed
> By whom I mean does my designated long distance carrier actually
"It depends." On _who_ the LD carrier is. Some have their own
> Who manages the switching centers?
Whomever owns the network involved.
> I suspect a heck of a lot of long distance traffic is carried by
Probably true. There are a lot more LD sellers than there are
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