I've been having an offline debate and wanted to take a quick
lithmus test...Mostly aimed at the folks who don't currently
peer at any of the 'nationally recognized peering points', but I'll
take answers from anyone...Ya'll are always so short on opinions. :-}
If someone presented you with the following options:
1) $X connect to a local peering point and peer with other
local/regional ISPs (MLPA) You retain current transit.
2) $X+$Y connect to a local peering point and peer with other
local/regional ISPs plus the host (a decent sized national
carrier) You retain current transit.
3) $X+$Y+$Z Purchase transit from the host, not including access
to the local peering points
Would purchasing #3 prevent or discourage you from purchasing #1 and
would purchasing #1 or #2 prevent or discourage you from purchasing
#3? How do folks feel about the concept of local peering points?
Comments, public or private, are, of course, welcome.
bob iii (not speaking for anyone but myself, & certainly not my employer...)