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Alexander Muse
Alexander Francis Muse (born November 3, 1971, in Virginia Beach, Virginiamarker and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusettsmarker, United Statesmarker) is an entrepreneur best known as the founder of LayerOne . Muse is the son of Ralph Buckley Muse a successful United Statesmarker business executive. He was co-founder of Architel, a information technology company. He is also a cofounder of Big in Japan, a company which provides platforms for social-networking websites. Additional ventures include Simpleticket and WhiteBox. In 2005 Muse created a reality television series called MotorSport Ranch that initially aired on INHD and can currently be seen on VOOM. Muse maintains the popular weblog Texas Startup Blog.


Prior to founding LayerOne, Muse held various sales positions with ICG Communications (metropolitan fiber provider), BBN Planet (internet backbone provider) and Broadwing (long haul fiber provider). Realizing a need for each of these companies to connect to one another, Muse wrote a 300 page business plan detailing his concept for neutral interconnection points in each major city in the United States. Muse pioneered the concept of 'buy-side' interconnection, whereby carriers were encouraged to participate in 'pooling points' in major cities without upfront costs. Carriers who sold connectivity were charged a monthly recurring fee based on the capacity of the connection. Within three years the company provided interconnection services to every major and most minor telecommunications companies in the United States with the notable exception of Sprint.


In 2003 Muse left LayerOne to become CEO of Architel, an information technology services company he co-founded with Scott H. Ryan in 2001. Architel provides outsourced IT services to small and medium sized businesses relying on an all-you-can-eat flat fee delivery model.

Personal life

Muse lives in Dallas, Texasmarker with his wife, Michele Muse, and children, Ethan Alexander and Erin Elizabeth.


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