Points of Failure (was Re: National infrastructure asset)

Being at the
end of a 6,000 foot T1 circuit to a CO is the worst of both worlds.

  Hum... but in this case I have direct control on the
  physical access to my hardware. For some, this outweighes
  the "proximity to diversity" of telecoms paths. If I want
  (non-authentic) copies of the data spread far and wide, thats
  a service I can buy from a number of suppliers. I don't have
  to put -MY- hardware close to the telecoms mesh. I want my
  keyserver where I know I can protect it from barbarian hordes.
  In such a case, a long, thin gauntlet might be the best choice.