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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