Exchange Point

Eric eric at roxanne.org
Wed Aug 28 23:49:43 UTC 2013


There's also the bug R&E data center being built in Holyoke and I'm guessing most fiber runs back to people who put stuff there will go via Springfield...  Might be of interest to people who don't have/want dark fiber all the way...  I also think (but might be off) that OSEAN and some other regional state & R&E networks have a presence there.



On Aug 10, 2013, at 7:21 PM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:

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>>> Does anyone see value in putting a open exchange point in one federal in
>>> Springfield, MA?
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>> Springfield, Mass.?  Can't hurt…
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> Agreed.  There's essentially no reason not to put in an exchange, anywhere three or more ISPs are present.
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>> There's also Boston Internet Exchange which has been slowly picking up
>> steam, over at 1 Summer; you may want to look into remote interconnection.
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> That's 90 miles away, so I'd recommend not trying to extend their switch fabric that far.  If you were considering a second exchange in Boston, I'd definitely recommend using the same switch fabric for both locations, but not at 90 miles of remove.  That would put a pretty big burden on the smaller ISPs that are likely to be participating in Springfield.
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