[OPINION] Best place in the US for NetAdmins

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Fri Jul 25 21:52:05 UTC 2014


William Herrin wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Nolan Rollo <nrollo at kw-corp.com> wrote:
>> I've been trying to decide for a while what makes a good
>> home for a Network Admin... access to physical, reliable
>> upstream routes? good selection of local taverns? What, in
>> your opinion, makes a good location for a Network Admin
>> and where in the US would you find that?
> Hi Nolan,
>
> Back in the days of lore when the Internet ran over telephone lines
> instead of the other way around, the most substantial long haul
> communications hub in the country was Northern Virginia's Dulles
> Corridor. More than any other area, leased lines to and from anywhere
> transited northern VA because that's how the long distance telephone
> infrastructure was built. Move the call here, switch it, move it back
> out. This made it the cheapest place to hub your Internet backbone.
> Indeed, the first large Internet Exchange Point, MAE-East was
> originally a FDDI ring at 8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna VA in the area known
> as Tysons Corner.

And here I thought all the submarine cables terminated in Moristown, NJ 
and Florida.

Still DC is a nice place to live.

Miles Fidelmn

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In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra



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