RE: Exchanges that matter...

So how do you reconcile the increasing number of private facilities? Although
not exchange points in the truest sense ala MAEs and NAPs, they do carry an
increasing percentage of cross-network traffic. The number of these types of
facilities will grow. Maybe our difference here is that I count these and
others do not. des

Could it be that private facilities are much easier to get things done in?
If only 3-4 networks are there, and you already want to exchange traffic
with each of these networks and you know you can start as HSSI between
them, and then add higher speed interfaces as needed in a few days not
weeks, why wouldn't you go?

I am thinking of the MCI CoLo in St. Louis, any facts are purely accidental.