NRC = non-recurring fee - the setup fee.  They are charging setup fee and 
monthly fees to run a piece of ethernet.  The xcon fee monthly is 25% of the 
price of the ethernet service we're getting from the telco....


-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:09 AM
Cc: nanog <>
Subject: Re: Zayo zColo Xcon Pricing

I'm sure he means what he says. The cost to remove the cross connect when 
you're done with it. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Mel Beckman" <> 
To: "Romeo Czumbil" <> 
Cc: "nanog" <> 
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:55:32 AM 
Subject: Re: Zayo zColo Xcon Pricing 

NRC? Do you mean ETC (early termination charge)? 

This is a sore point with me in all telco contracts. They want a one- or 
two-year term, or even three, and in exchange give you a discount on the 
installation and a tiny MRC reduction. But if you cancel early, they demand 
full payment for all the remaining months! I realize that the contract is 
written this way, but why? It doesn’t seem fair at all, and as a service 
provider myself, I know this is actually a huge unearned windfall for the 

To make things worse, many providers subtly plant an “auto-renew” clause in 
their contracts. You miss canceling but the end of the contract date, and BOOM, 
you’re on the hook for another two years! 

I’ve been burned by this more than once. 


> On Mar 7, 2018, at 8:41 AM, Romeo Czumbil <> 
> wrote: 
> Wait till you ask for a disconnect. Then you get hit again for a hefty NRC 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: NANOG [] On Behalf Of James Laszko 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:11 AM 
> To: nanog <> 
> Subject: Zayo zColo Xcon Pricing 
> One of our colo’s in San Diego was purchased by Zayo recently and I requested 
> a new copper Ethernet xcon to be placed. After a few days I received a quote 
> from my new rep quoting a MRC 3x what I’m currently paying for existing 
> xcon’s as well as a hefty NRC as well. Anyone have any experience with this 
> kind of thing? Anyone care to share what an average copper xcon, single 
> floor, meet-me-room to cage, Ethernet from carrier circuit costs? (This xcon 
> is approx 30 feet..) 
> Thanks! 
> James 
> Sent from my iPad 

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