Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

William Herrin bill at
Tue Mar 13 18:37:33 CDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM, chris <tknchris at> wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2012 7:04 PM, "William Herrin" <bill at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM, Justin M. Streiner
>> <streiner at> wrote:
>> > I realize this might be a bit of a fool's errand, but I'm trying to
>> > determine if Verizon will speak BGP with FiOS business customers.
>> No. If you want to do BGP with Verizon, you have to buy a T1 at 10
>> times the cost and 1/10th of the speed.
> Haha true that. How else would.they.push their atm and.Ethernet products.

A cost I could live with. It's the fact that they won't sell me BGP
service in the FiOS product line *at all* that makes me pine for the
days of FCC mandated unbundling.

Bill Herrin

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