Cogent Communications Info

Vincent J. Bono vbono at
Fri Jul 6 02:02:32 UTC 2001

Just to test them out we ordered their "private line" service (rather than
the transit product) where it is $10/meg point to point, i.e. 100Mbps cross
country is $1,000 per end per month.  Its a tunneled IP product with an ATM

They are already 90 days overdue and show no signs of delivery anytime soon.

They are heavily involved with Williams for the ATM backbone and I know that
Williams is selling IP transit to big telecom accounts for as little as
$50/meg.  Since they don't seem to have a lot of peering possibly they are
filling in the gaps with Williams transit and coming up with a skewed cost


----- Original Message -----
From: "David U." <davidu at>
To: "Nanog List" <nanog at>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 9:40 PM
Subject: Cogent Communications Info

> I have been reading about Cogent Communications recently and was wondering
> they can possibly offer 100mbps for $3000 ($1000 if you are an end-user,
not a
> service provider).  It just seems too good to be true and we know how that
> goes...
> Does anyone on NANOG have experience with them?
> Thoughts?
> For those who don't know:  Cogent offers 100 mbps at $3000 to service
> or 1000gbps for $20,000. has some info but not
> thanks,
> -davidu

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