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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Sep 20 01:13:39 UTC 2018


> On Sep 19, 2018, at 00:44 , Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:28 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>> wrote:
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> I’d argue that the difference between reasonable (≤$500 one-time and ≤$50 MRC) and $300 MRC is within range of argument, but I cannot see any way in which an argument can be made that $5840 MRC is not a distortion in that same circumstance.
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> captive audiences (or those which view themselves as captive) are so much fun... :(
> I imagine that 'away from Telaviv' in the 20ms arena is .... actually pretty hard to find, right?
> If you wanted to offer 'local' content locally (and offer it quickly/fastly (ha!)) it's probably pretty hard in that part of the world, right? Whether it actually 'costs' that much to pull a x-connect and maintain that x-connect is probably not as important as 'gosh it's really hard to be 'close' to  <isreali city>' right? which is what they are capitalizing on here.
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> Hank, how far away is the next closest large network metro ? Riyad? Rome? Sofia?... I mean, it's all 'far' from 'isreal' (or really any part of the world)  to the next decent network POP :(
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At those prices, it doesn’t take a lot of XCs to justify the cost of building an additional datacenter.

Owen

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