woody at zocalo.net
Thu Aug 3 09:01:11 UTC 1995
bmanning at ISI.EDU writes:
> The 400 local ISP's in the NAP metro area who want a common
> exchange point among themselves. They then make a great
> collective which can bargin with a long-haul carrier for
That's why we pulled the PCH together last winter, for California-area
ISPs... T1 access to the SF NAP wasn't available, so we did it all
through a frame cloud. It's basically all just BGP through Ciscos.
Seems to work fine. Just like a big peering point, but little. :-)
It was originally our goal to use a collective-bargaining approach to
try for non-transit peering with MCI, Sprint, etc. over MAE West,
since we're on the MAE West fiber, but we haven't gotten around to it
yet, and I'm afraid it may be too late, now. We've all already got
long-haul transit taken care of, though, and we're just doing (and
just looking for) non-transit peering, which is probably the only
thing that would still make anyone listen to us.
In case anyone out there is in Pac Bell country and interested in
joining, we only charge $250/12K CIR/year, and you can get more
details by mailing me or Chris Alan (calan at electriciti.com).
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