Cogent $1500 GigE

leen at consolejunkie.net leen at consolejunkie.net
Tue Dec 15 16:56:19 CST 2009


On 12/15/2009 09:53 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> Babak Pasdar wrote:
>> Dear List,
>>
>> I am getting a big push from Cogent on their full GigE for $1.50 per 
>> circuit.  What are your experiences with Cogent in general?  If on 
>> the fence, how would you use their service for this deal to make sense?
>>
>
> $1.50 per meg. ;) I'd probably take it just because I could at that 
> price. The downsides with Cogent is that they occasionally get into 
> peering spats that might hurt you if you aren't multihomed, and no 
> usable IPv6 (if that matters to you). I hadn't looked into it any 
> further because I'm not located anywhere Cogent is to give it a 
> serious look.
>
> ~Seth
>
>

Hi Seth/List,

Maybe I'm to harsh, but I just don't think of them as a full-transit. 
That makes it a lot easier to make a decision about adding them.

We need atleast 2 full-transits and then possible add them to get the 
price down on a good part of the traffic.

On the IPv6-side they have IPv6 in Amsterdam (where we are fairly 
close), but they don't even have full-transit in the 'normal' situation 
(think: HE).

We do have peering with HE, so that's atleast something. But I don't yet 
know what else they are missing.

That's how I see them.

Have a nice day.





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