Muni network ownership and the Fourth

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jan 30 06:08:09 UTC 2013


> 
> That's why I think rather than having the muni run colo (which may
> fill), they should just allow providers to drop in their own fiber
> cables, and run a fiber patch only room.  There could then be hundreds
> of private colo providers in a 1km radius of the fiber MMR, generating
> lots of competition for the space/power side of the equation.  If one
> fills up, someone will build another, and it need not be on the same
> square of land....
> 

The two options are not mutually exclusive. Nothing precludes bringing
additional fiber in where that makes sense even if you have an on-site
colo facility.

Owen




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