"Non-vendor neutral" hosting/colocation

Christopher J. Pilkington cjp at 0x1.net
Thu Jan 5 14:42:23 CST 2012


We are experiencing an issue in NYCMNY where the hosting facility's
owner, a large IXC and CLEC, is being less than cooperative in
allowing the ILEC delivering a private circuit to the hosting
facility. They will allow ILEC to deliver the circuit elsewhere in the
building, but will not provide us a cross connect to this facility.
Hosting provider will however gladly use their own CLEC to provide us
the service and provide cross connect to same.  I have no details on
whether this is contractually permitted or not.

Another circuit from a third IXC/CLEC ran into a similar problem. This
carrier "resolved it" by using the hosting company's CLEC for local
loop, even though third carrier has lit facilities elsewhere in said
facility.

We have concerns for future issues involving the merger of a previous
vendor-neutral hosting facility company and another  telco provider.

Any experiences or advice, on or off list, would be helpful.  Also,
comments from regulatory geeks would be interesting as well.

-cjp



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