The Making of a Router

Jon Sands fohdeesha at
Fri Dec 27 23:56:13 UTC 2013

On 12/27/2013 4:23 PM, Matt Palmer wrote:
> There *is* a world outside of Silly Valley, you know... a world where 
> money doesn't flow like a mighty cascade from the benevolent wallets 
> of vulture capitalists, into the waiting arms of every crackpot with 
> an elevator pitch. - Matt 

Yes, and in that world, one should probably not start up a FTTH ISP when 
one has not even budgeted for a router, among a thousand other things. 
And if you must, you should probably figure out your cost breakdown 
beforehand, not after. Baldur, you mention $200k total to move 10gb with 
Juniper (which seems insanely off to me). Look into Brocades CER line, 
you can move 4x 10gbe per chassis for under 12k.

Jon Sands

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