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Re: NAP Architecture

  • From: Ben Kirkpatrick, ELI
  • Date: Wed Oct 29 12:55:03 1997

On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, Dave Rand wrote:
> [In the message entitled "Re: NAP Architecture" on Oct 29,  8:25, "Ben Kirkpatrick, ELI" writes:]
> >    Forgive my ignorance on these matters, but why haven't many NAPS tried
> > to be L1 based, or at least provide the option of private wire/fiber
> > between the larger customers in the same room.  It seems to me that this
> > would significantly reduce the complexity and packet-loss we're currently
> > seeing.  How long would it take to troubleshoot a cross-over FE compared
> > to trouble shooting two routers connected via a oversubscribed switch.
> >    Marketing types are concerned about how to bill and track these, but
> > there should be some easy ways around those issues.
> 
> This is a critical issue now.  MFS is charging up to $1000 per 50'
> stretch of wire, for cross-connects between consenting parties at
> mae-west.
> 
> I think this is bit high, for $27 worth of wire, and $300 worth of
> labour.
> 
> Is there a way that we can collectively negotiate a lower rate for private
> cross connects at the maes?
> 
Yes, by competition.  A smaller telco should offer a better rate at nearby
sites.  However, then you loose whatever you invested in getting a rack at
each NAP.

--Ben Kirkpatrick
"Consciousness: that annoying time between naps."

PS: Probable ELI OC192 cut 25miles south of Seattle (again).  Who's laying
new fiber on the I-5 corridor and running us over?





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