[menog] Peering

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Thu Aug 2 01:10:26 GMT 2007

    > > From a purely engineering point of view, the natural place for an IX
    > > would 
    > be where the maximum number of (GCC and other International Tier 1) ISPs
    > can easily get *their own* circuits into location (instead of having to
    > buy tail circuits from someone else).   That would likely to map into one
    > of the FLAG/Reliance, SMW or FOG node locations.

Well, _adjacent_ to one of them, or in a building which they don't 
control.  Building-owner monopolies can be just as annoying and difficult 
to deal with as carrier monopolies.

So typically what you see is a cluster of adjacent buildings, where people 
can run fiber between buildings with only a low one-time expense, and 
competition between the buildings for tenants.  As long as there's enough 
free fiber between buildings, you have a liquid market.


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