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Re: Internet Exchange Questions

  • From: Rich Fulton
  • Date: Tue Mar 19 12:35:57 2002

On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Jon Bennett wrote:

> Is there a need for additional IXs or are there too
> many today and some should be consolidated or shut
> down altogether? If there is a need for new IXs, where
> do you put them? Who decides where to build a new IX
> and how do you get service providers to show up there
> once it is built?

the "if you build it they will come.." strategy has
surely passed.  we will likely see some continued
consolidation as the telcos restructure (ie paix to be
sold yet again.)  capacity and usage within the
ramaining ixps will dictate the need for future growth.