Querstions about COGENT and their services...

William Herrin herrin-nanog at dirtside.com
Tue Jun 3 16:25:37 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:06 PM, TS Glassey <tglassey at earthlink.net> wrote:
> So at one time Cogent was one of the lowest performing bandwidth providers.
> Anyone have any responses to their current operations?

They got into a spat with Telia a few months back. Severed those
portions of the Internet that they serve from each other for about a
week, disrupting all customers who depended on them exclusively.
Similar situation with Cogent and Level 3 a couple years ago. I
wouldn't count on it not to happen again.

They're dirt cheap. If you have an ability to control the routing of
your non-interactive traffic (such as email and downloads), Cogent can
save you big bucks. If you have three upstreams and one of them isn't
Cogent, you may be missing a trick.

I don't think I'd pick them as my #1 or #2.

Bill Herrin

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