Sprintnet

Sprintnet

A public packet-switched network using the ITU-T X.25 protocols, that provides dial-up access to services like Delphi, Portal, GEnie and Compuserve.
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SprintNet, Ameritech and Autonet It has backbone, nodes in 17 cities and is adding 4 - 5 new affiliates a month that connect to the backbone routers via point-to-point lines.
Items to look for include the base fee (and number of hours and services included in that figure); the fees for exceeding base fee volume; the file transfer fees (flat and variable fees and whether variable fees are time-based, character-based, or message-based); the resources or service areas not included in the base fee; the telephone call costs (if call to provider is not local); the network carrier fee, such as SprintNet, Tymnet, or other carriers (night rates versus day rates); and the 800 line fee, if offered.
It is accessible through a full Internet account, through SprintNet X.25 or direct dial through its worldwide hosts.
Some of the services can be reached through various networks such as British Telecom's TYMNET or Sprint's Sprintnet, but often there is an additional fee, which can be substantial, particularly during business hours.
There are a number of general-purpose networks available to you, including Advantis, ATT and SprintNet. Others such as United Communication Group's ECHO, CPI's InterChange, Freddie Mac's GoldWorks and Fannie Mae's MORNET EDI will be targeted specifically for mortgage industry EDI traffic.
User access to the terminal servers is provided through X.25 communications protocol to three value-added networks (CompuServe, TYMNET and SprintNet), the EPA's X.25 network, FTS2000, an Internet connection utilizing TCP/IP protocol, and via direct leased lines and multiplexed lines for file-building contractors.
Dial-up options include SprintNet, 800 service, or direct dial--all of which will be billed monthly through ACM/NS.
Fiber optic links form the backbone of the SprintNet data network, which offers a number of global value-added services.