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Re: New York City peering points, alternate to NYIIX??
> 1) Telehouse will not allow another peering point at 25 Broadway. Its like > saying "I will put my own Giga at MAE-EAST! i'm looking at a simple switch, allowing the participants to work out their own peering arrangements. we have a small startup one here in Toronto. is there something in telehouse's contract which would stop me from dropping a switch in and opening it up to any and all comers? > 2) $400 a month for a port where a decent amount of traffic is traded and > where the switch is well maintained is not rediculous...Telehouse is not a > 501(c)3...they are in this to make money... currently, according to telehouse, there are some 70-100 ISP's in the manhattan facility. only something like 12 are jacked into NYIIX, the bulk of which are asian ISP's. $400/month, as it stands right now, is not worth it. define well maintained? a simple switch on backed up power doesn't require much maintenance. for the toronto exchange we simply drove a stake in the ground and said come meet here, no cost. participants are allowed to do whatever peering they want one a free or commercial basis. they are told that while best efforts will be made to keep the switch running, the exchange itself will not guarantee 100% 7x24 uptime. since the costs to the participants is zero (or, let's assume a share of the footprint), expectations for high end guarantees should not be that high. > 3) Unless you can get some big names to peer openly, no one would be > willing to pay... > So how will you fund a switch and other costs? my clients sound willing to provide a cisco cat 1900 or some such and will house it in their racks. if more/faster ports are needed, they would be willing to add equipment maybe requesting some kind of small fee to offset the costs. > I think Telehouse is making a buck, but isn't that what we are all here for? true enough, but i don't really see alot of value for the $400/month. -- [ Jim Mercer Reptilian Research [email protected] +1 416 410-5633 ] [ The telephone, for those of you who have forgotten, was a commonly used ] [ communications technology in the days before electronic mail. ] [ They're still easy to find in most large cities. -- Nathaniel Borenstein ]