Now then, I'm sure the appropriate engineering staff at each respective
organization is weighing whether to change their MAE connection to a Gigaswitch
port, connect directly to certain other NSPs, or even to build their own
exchange point. My only closing points would be that, as far as I can
determine, both Ameritech and MFS seem to be handling problems reasonably well.
One of the reasons I joined the MFS team was because of their attitude to
quickly increase service capacity and/or to respond to customer's requests.
Rather than doing things too quickly (wasting cash) or doing it too slowly and
having a bunch of un-happy customers.
speaking for myself...
Just wanted to point out that the shared FDDI costs $4250/month and a
private port on the Gigaswitch costs $5000/month. Both include local
loop delivered on-net in DC. Not a huge difference, and I don't think
anyone's suggested that the Gigaswitch is close to being maxed out.
And they're not putting > 10 users on an etherswitch with a 100mbit FDDI
link into the Gigaswitch, so those shouldn't be saturated.