wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Sun Sep 18 18:37:16 CDT 2011


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Bulk [mailto:frnkblk at iname.com]
> Sent: 18 September 2011 23:14
> To: 'Charles N Wyble'; nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: RE: wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on
> building a nationwide network
> 
> Where I live in rural America, I would not be surprised that someone
> who wanted to start an ISP might only be able to cost-justify one
> upstream.  When one Internet T-1 is $1,200/month, getting a second T-1
> for that price from another provider just to get an AS or PI is
> definitely cost-prohibitive and may go against their business plan.
> 
> Our own company has just one upstream provider (from geographically
> diverse POPs), our state's telecom coop, and to multi-home solely to
> meet ARIN's policy doesn't make sense.  Fortunately we were using
> enough address space to meet the /20 requirement.
> 
> Charles, if you wrote a policy that allowed smaller ISPs to obtain a PI
> without the multihoming requirement if they demonstrated that
> multihoming was burdensome, I would support it at arin-ppml.
> 
> Frank

I'll happily 'multihome' anybody over a GRE tunnel if it helps ;-)

--
Leigh



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