single homed public-peer bandwidth ... pricing survey ?
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Tue Mar 6 22:36:18 UTC 2007
On Mar 6, 2007, at 4:51 PM, Jason Arnaute wrote:
> I am currently hosted in a small, independent
> datacenter that has 4 or 5 public peers (L3, Sprint,
> UUnet, AT&T and ... ?)
Those are not public peers, those are transit providers.
> They are a very nice facility, very technical and
> professional, and have real people on-site 24 hours
> per day ... remote hands, etc. All very high end and
> well managed.
> But, I am charged between $150 and $180 per megabit/s
> for non-redundant, single-homed bandwidth (not sure
> which provider they put it on) and even if I commit to
> 20 or 30 megabits/s it still only drops down to $100 -
> $120 per megabit/s.
That is not single-homed bandwidth. You listed 4 transit providers
yourself, so they obviously have more than a single path to the
> So naturally, I am very interested when I see HE.NET
> offering bandwidth for $20/mb/s, and it looks like
> Level3 is selling for $30/mb/s...
Have you checked on volume. L3 will not give you $30/Mbps for one
megabit. How much are you buying now?
> Are there two classes of bandwidth in the world ? Is
> it reasonable and expected that single homed public
> peered bandwidth is, circa Jan 2007, going for above
> $100/mb/s while private peered bandwidth like L3 and
> HE.NET is $30 and below ?
"Private peered bandwidth"? That is a new term I've never heard.
What makes you think L3 & HE are different from the place selling you
Care to define your terms?
> Or am I just getting ripped off ?
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