Surcharge for providing Internet routes?

George Bonser gbonser at
Wed May 5 00:32:47 UTC 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ML 
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 1:44 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Surcharge for providing Internet routes?
> Has anyone here heard of or do they themselves charge extra for
> providing a complete internet table to customers?
> Waive the surcharge for sufficiently large commits?

I had one provider once that wanted to charge me a surcharge simply for
the privilege of running BGP.  The had "bgp charge" on their list of
things.  Well, we were dual-homed to them and I asked how in the world
they expected to fail traffic over if we *didn't* run bgb.  They should
be requiring I run bgp, not charging extra for it if they intend to meet
their own SLA.  Static routing to a dead link is a surefire SLA killer.
The sales rep got a little red.

As for a full table, no, I have not paid extra for it.

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