[olug-colo] Meeting Notes

Brian Roberson roberson at bstc.net
Thu Apr 23 23:23:04 EDT 2009

No updates yet. We may need to schedule a meeting time during business  
hours with them, as soon as it is setup, I will relay this to the group.

On Apr 22, 2009, at 9:48 PM, "Dan Clough" <dclough at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to all those who could make it to tonight's meeting.  We  
> didn't have that great of a turnout due to scheduling reasons but we  
> still managed to cover some important points.
> First off, we are still in the process of looking for a location.   
> We'll be using our inside contacts with the telcos to find the best,  
> most connected buildings to consider.  If you know of a good, secure  
> building with good connectivity (Fiber), please, let us know!   
> Additionally on the location topic, we decided that security is in  
> everyone's best interests so storefronts or other easily-robbable  
> places are out of the question.  We want only buildings which are  
> appropriate for a datacenter setting.
> Second, we will seek advice and resources from the Kansas City  
> Internet Exchange, which is a major public peering place in downtown  
> KC.  It's a small but stable operation and I feel we could benefit  
> from their advice.
> Third, we briefly discussed our legal situation but couldn't get  
> very far on that as we have yet to talk to AIM's general counsel.   
> How's that coming, Brian?
> Last but not least was the option of talking to Qwest and some other  
> ISPs who have a lot of unused resources that aren't bringing in any  
> money.  They must be itching to sell something and get more income,  
> so we'll pull some strings and try to work out some kind of deal  
> that benefits both parties.
> Thoughts?  Suggestions?
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