Om attacks Level3, a company I thought had moved in the right direction, but instead seems to have gotten caught up in the "coat tail" of the "long tail."
Last year the company had made some pretty smart moves, gotten it's marketing and sales act together and really moved back into the space of being the carriers carrier. They went on an acquisition spree, gobbling up carriers like WilTel, Looking Glass and most recently Broadwing.
Their efforts to help Voice companies figure out how to sell VoIP has resulted in the cable guys and other customers adding new users in droves. Their "under the radar" and be supportive approach really won people over, including me. It seems though they haven't won over our pal in SF.
I guess Om and Jim Crowe won't be lunching anytime soon. In my mind, that's what it will take to get the Om-ighty to begin having a different taste in his mouth about Level3.