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Re: NAP Architecture
- From: Leigh Porter
- Date: Wed Oct 29 14:14:18 1997
Dave Rand wrote:
> [In the message entitled "Re: NAP Architecture" on Oct 29, 9:06, the
> Riz writes:]
> > This *is* becoming more popular; in the US, the main problem is that
> > (most?) of the exchange points are operated by telcos, who are
> > This means that any connection between separate entities is a
> > that they must charge a certain minimum amount for. As more telcos
> > to move their exchange point operations into the non-regulated
> portion of
> > their respected businesses, this may change, and exchanges are
> > being built by non-telco entities, which are allowed to have more
> > reasonable charges to connect cages in the same facility together.
> > (Disclaimer: in my other life, I work for one such facility... the
> PAIX in
> > Palo Alto)
> I'm confused. PAIX charges a similar amount ($1000/mo) for dry copper
> between two consenting parties at PAIX. Again, for $27 worth of wire,
> and $300 worth of labour? This is reasonable?
> IMHO, $50/month is reasonable for copper cross-connects, with a $300
> installation charge. Even $100 per month. But $1000?
You could always go wireless and not tell anybody ;-)
In fact, if the traffic were not too bad a few interconnects could sit
a small wireless LAN nicely....
Is that $1000 a MONTH or just a one-off installation charge?
> Dave Rand
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