Massive Price Increase for X-conns at Telehouse Chelsea, NYC

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Sep 17 18:53:37 UTC 2018

If it’s in an interduct by itself, how much would the square footage per
month occupied by the average cross connect be worth?

I’m not saying I think $300 MRC is legitimate by any means, but, if
you’re going to talk about the ongoing costs, the space in the cable
ladder and/or fiber tray(s) also has to be accounted for.


> On Sep 17, 2018, at 8:57 AM, William Herrin <bill at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Daniel Corbe <dcorbe at> wrote:
>> $300 MRC for a once-off cross connect isn’t unreasonable.   There’s costs
>> and labor involved in running that cable through a riser.  Especially if you
>> want it in innerduct.
> Hi Daniel,
> A $300 Non-Recurring Cost, sure. The MONTHLY Recurring Cost of
> maintaining that cable is not zero, especially if it's in a campus not
> just one building, but it's pretty close to zero. Charging the
> customer a $300 MRC may not be unusual but it is unreasonable.
> I get that floorspace and power is priced pretty close to
> cost-recovery so that cross connects are one of the only profit
> centers for a carrier neutral facility. It's still obnoxious.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
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