NAP Architecture

   Forgive my ignorance on these matters, but why haven't many NAPS tried
to be L1 based, or at least provide the option of private wire/fiber
between the larger customers in the same room. It seems to me that this
would significantly reduce the complexity and packet-loss we're currently
seeing. How long would it take to troubleshoot a cross-over FE compared
to trouble shooting two routers connected via a oversubscribed switch.
   Marketing types are concerned about how to bill and track these, but
there should be some easy ways around those issues.

--Ben Kirkpatrick
Data Products, Electric Lightwave, DID=360.816.3508
-not speaking for ELI, not even speaking-
"Consciousness: that annoying time between naps."

Many have and do. What you describe is often called "private interconnect"

I understand you can get this service at:

  and most MAE's