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Re: Urgent need for bandwidth in Chiswick/London

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Fri Nov 03 05:42:23 2006

> Does anyone know of any MAN (or anything else for that matter) options
> at this location?

Yes, somebody does know but they are unlikely to 
be on this list. In general, for any commercial
building in any city, there is a building manager
who takes care of utilities, air conditioning, heating
systems, etc. This person or persons will be aware of
any and all telecommunications circuits into the building
and which companies send technicians to monkey around 
with the comms closet. That should be your first port
of call.

If that person is too hard to get answers from, next
best is to talk to neighbouring commercial buildings
because MANs are built in rings so chances are that 
one of the companies connected to neighbouring buildings
will also be in yours.

Third port of call is to contact the sales departments
of all the companies offering MAN services in your city.
Since they have a chance to win some business, they will
be happy to research their internal records to find out
whether or not they have infrastructure in your building.

Fourth port of call is your other technical contacts
in the city/country in question.

And maybe in the fifth position, or lower, is a general
mailing list like NANOG. 

My question is, did you actually go through all the above
BEFORE posting to NANOG?

--Michael Dillon