/27 the new /24

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Oct 9 20:04:02 UTC 2015

> On Oct 8, 2015, at 11:24 PM, Jeremy Austin <jhaustin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 3:25 PM, James Jun <james at towardex.com> wrote:
>> If you want choices in your transit providers, you should get a transport
>> circuit (dark, wave or EPL) to a nearby carrier hotel/data center.  Once
>> you do that, you will suddenly find that virtually almost everyone in the
>> competitive IP transit market will provide you with dual-stacked IPv4/IPv6
>> service.
> The future is here, but it isn't evenly distributed yet. I'm in North
> America, but there are no IXPs in my *state*, let alone in my *continent*
> -- from an undersea fiber perspective. There is no truly competitive IP
> transit market within Alaska that I am aware of. Would love to be proved
> wrong. Heck, GCI and ACS (the two providers with such fiber) only directly
> peered a handful of years ago.

Alaska is in the same continent as Canda and the Contiguous US.

VANIX (Vancouver), CIX (Calgary), Manitoba-IX (Winnipeg), WPGIX (WInnipeg), TORIX (Toronto),
and an exchange in Montreal (I forget the name) exist as well as a few others in Canada (I think
there’s even one out in the maritimes).

There are tons of exchanges all over the contiguous US.

I’m surprised that there isn’t yet an exchange point in Juneau or Anchorage, but that
does, indeed, appear to be the case. Perhaps you should work with some other ISPs
in your state to form one.

According to this:
http://www.alaskaunited.com <http://www.alaskaunited.com/>

There is subsea fiber to several points in AK from Seattle and beyond.

And on a continental basis, quite a bit of undersea fiber in other landing stations
around the coastal areas of the contiguous 48.

>> If you are buying DIA circuit from some $isp to your rural location that
>> you call "head-end" and are expecting to receive a competitive service,
>> and support for IPv6, well, then your expectations are either unreasonable,
>> ignorant or both.
> Interestingly both statewide providers *do* provide both IPv4 and IPv6
> peering. The trick is to find a spot where there's true price competition.
> The 3 largest statewide ISPs have fiber that meets a mere three city blocks
> from one of my POPs, but there's no allowable IX. I'm looking at you, AT&T.

I’m not sure what you mean by “allowable IX”, to the best of my knowledge, anyone
can build an IX anywhere.


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