interconnection costs

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Tue Dec 29 20:48:41 UTC 2015

On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 9:13 PM, Baldur Norddahl
<baldur.norddahl at> wrote:
> On 24 December 2015 at 03:04, <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:39:11 -0800, Reza Motamedi said:
>> > Aren't availability, guaranteed service and remote hands an incentive to
>> do
>> > peering inside a third party colocation?
>> Sure.  But there are places in the US where you have to decide whether the
>> cost of lighting 300 miles of fiber to the colo is worth the benefits, when
>> the other option is lighting fiber to a street cabinet across town.
> Also remember that 300 miles of fiber is going to go through a dozen of
> street cabinets to get there.

be sure that you either:
  a) plan for a second path for when the backhoe arrives
  b) understand that you may slosh 'lots' of traffic 'elsewhere' when A happens

if you don't want to ship/install/etc a device in a cage in 'equinix'
but rather use a Xconnect/fiber provider solution you're moving your
failure domains around a bit.

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