Ben Kirkpatrick, ELI
blkirk at float.eli.net
Wed Oct 29 17:30:59 UTC 1997
On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, Dave Rand wrote:
> [In the message entitled "Re: NAP Architecture" on Oct 29, 8:25, "Ben Kirkpatrick, ELI" writes:]
> > Forgive my ignorance on these matters, but why haven't many NAPS tried
> > to be L1 based, or at least provide the option of private wire/fiber
> > between the larger customers in the same room. It seems to me that this
> > would significantly reduce the complexity and packet-loss we're currently
> > seeing. How long would it take to troubleshoot a cross-over FE compared
> > to trouble shooting two routers connected via a oversubscribed switch.
> > Marketing types are concerned about how to bill and track these, but
> > there should be some easy ways around those issues.
> This is a critical issue now. MFS is charging up to $1000 per 50'
> stretch of wire, for cross-connects between consenting parties at
> I think this is bit high, for $27 worth of wire, and $300 worth of
> Is there a way that we can collectively negotiate a lower rate for private
> cross connects at the maes?
Yes, by competition. A smaller telco should offer a better rate at nearby
sites. However, then you loose whatever you invested in getting a rack at
"Consciousness: that annoying time between naps."
PS: Probable ELI OC192 cut 25miles south of Seattle (again). Who's laying
new fiber on the I-5 corridor and running us over?
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