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Re: Info on MAE-EAST
From: Stephen Balbach <stephen () clark net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 12:25:44 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Chris Caputo wrote:
On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Stephen Balbach wrote:
Yeah. If you were to buy a ethernet handoff from UUNET, it would still
cost $2000 for a ethernet cross-connect. I think the idea is, if you come to
MAE EAST, use the GigaSwitch or don't come. MFS is such a nice company.
It would be a good idea for MFS to decrease this price for those people
connected to the GigaSwitch. No reason to discourage private
interconnects, especially since they take load off of the GigaSwitch.
Maybe cable organization is the issue...
Cable organization is not the issue. MFS is upfront about why they charge
$2000/month for a cross connect - to encourage use of it's existing services.
MFS is discouraging private interconnects within the MFS colocation. The
is done so that they can capture revenue by selling more GigaSwitch
ports. This is being done at the exspense of the MAE's performance.
This would not be the first time a company put it's own best interest
ahead of it's customers, but given the community trust ISP's place with
MFS to provide the best possible NAP, I don't think it's a positive mark
for MFS and raises, again, the validity of having a single major NAP/MAE
player for each metro area.
As well brings up the fundamentals of a NAP being run by a telco. There
are conflicting interests. MAE EAST was conceptually a UUNET creation and
UUNET thought at the time a single carrier would be the best host for a
MAE. That descion has, historically, shown to be very 1-sided by design
or not (probaly not, but who knows what relationship dynamics were at
play between UUNET/MFS in the early 1990's).
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RE: Info on MAE-EAST Danny Stroud (Jan 14)
RE: Info on MAE-EAST Chris A. Icide (Jan 14)
Re: Info on MAE-EAST Stan Barber (Jan 16)