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William F. Maton Sotomayor wmaton at
Wed Aug 21 17:27:07 UTC 2013

On Wed, 21 Aug 2013, bmanning at wrote:

>> IIRC, Albuquerque has NMIX which I think was setup as for-profit.  (John
>> Brown are you still here?)  Well over a decade ago now, my recollection is
>> fuzzy.  I don't recall the reasoning in choosing for-profit over
>> nont-for-profit.
> [NMIX couldn't pay its bills so it lost a lot of support/clients]

Ah thanks for that update.

You've reminded me of another point:  While it is admirable that CIRA (and 
probably other similar counterparts are watching) looking to establish 
IXPs, my anxiety lies with the future:  Given everything that's already 
been written, are any of these IXPs capable of becoming self-sustaining in 
the future?  It's a rhetorical question applicable to any starting IXP and 
requires an understanding of the local environment.


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