ISP Unbundling circuits

JC Dill jcdill.lists at
Thu Jan 29 20:35:37 UTC 2009

Mark Kent wrote:
> On a slightly related topic, a US-based colo outfit used by a company
> I work with wants a fee to disconnect power to the cage.  The tenant
> had been there for years and, at contract renewal time, was lobbied
> hard ($$) by the colo company to reduce power consumption.
Did they mention a deinstall fee at this time?
> The tenant worked for a few months and freed up 20 power circuits.
> The colo then said that they had a disconnect fee for each power
> circuit.
> Now, I think a reasonable fee is $0.   The colo wants considerably more.
> I won't bias you with the figure yet... please let me know what you
> think is reasonable, either by experience or just as a thought exercise.

I think a reasonable fee is whatever is set in their contract - which I 
suspect is $0.  You can't just tack on fees like this afterwards.


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