It is worth noting, however, that the former AllStream ASN (formerly AT&T Canada) AS15290 is a completely different thing, and has distinct infrastructure and routing from the AboveNet ASN which is operated by Zayo. Although they are probably using "Free" Zayo transport by now.
If I am grossly wrong and anybody from layer 3 network operations at Zayo wants to chime in and tell us about the 40,000 ft view of their plans to combine AS15290 and AS6461, I am sure the community would be very interested. On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 5:31 PM, Stephen Fulton <s...@lists.esoteric.ca> wrote: > TR, > > MTS Allstream is no longer a combined entity. MTS was purchased by Bell > Canada and Allstream was purchased by Zayo. > > -- Stephen > > > On 2017-08-08 8:19 PM, TR Shaw wrote: > >> Bill, >> >> What does Bell buying MTS do? Does it change your statement or will the >> MTS portion of Bell still peer locally? >> >> Tom >> >> On Aug 8, 2017, at 8:10 PM, Bill Woodcock <wo...@pch.net> wrote: >>> >>> >>> On Jul 20, 2017, at 7:01 AM, Hiers, David <david.hi...@cdk.com> wrote: >>>> For traffic routing, is anyone constraining cross-border routing >>>> between Canada and the US? IOW, if you are routing from Toronto to >>>> Montreal, do you have to guarantee that the path cannot go through, say, >>>> Syracuse, New York? >>>> >>> >>> No. In fact, Bell Canada / Bell Aliant and Telus guarantee that you >>> _will_ go through Chicago, Seattle, New York, or Ashburn, since none of >>> them peer anywhere in Canada at all. >>> >>> Last I checked (November of last year) the best-connected commercial >>> networks (i.e. not CANARIE) in Canada were Hurricane Electric, MTS >>> Allstream, Primus, and Zip Telecom, all of which peer at three or more >>> Canadian IXes. So, they’re capable of keeping traffic in Canada so long as >>> the other end isn’t on Bell or Telus, which only sell U.S. bandwidth to >>> Canadians. >>> >>> In November, only 27% of intra-Canadian routes stayed within Canada; 64% >>> went through the U.S. That’s way worse than five years ago, when 60% >>> stayed within Canada, and 38% went through the U.S. >>> >>> As has been pointed out, Canada has been building IXPs… Just not as >>> fast as the rest of the world has. They’re behind the global average >>> growth rate, and behind the U.S. growth rate, which is why the problem is >>> getting worse. Bandwidth costs are falling faster elsewhere, so they’re >>> importing more foreign bandwidth. >>> >>> -Bill >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>