Cogent IPv6

Dennis Burgess dmburgess at
Thu Jun 9 17:22:18 UTC 2011

We have a IPv6 peer with Cogent, in St. Louis, no extra fees were charged.  Just a FYI.

Dennis Burgess, Mikrotik Certified Trainer 
Link Technologies, Inc -- Mikrotik & WISP Support Services
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Wheeler [mailto:jsw at] 
Sent: June 09, 2011 12:14 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Cogent IPv6

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 8:50 AM, ML <ml at> wrote:
> I guess someone with a >1 Gb commit in a not so small city deserves to 
> be charged extra for a few Mbps of IPv6...
> For a not so full table at that.

We canceled some 10GbE Cogent circuits because of Cogent's refusal to provision IPv6 without adding extra fees, and I expressed my reasoning well in advance of canceling the first one.  I have been told that they have now eliminated the special fee for North American customers, but just two weeks ago I heard about this IPv6 surcharge stupidity still being applied to Cogent's customers in Europe.

If you want to change your vendor, sometimes you have to change your vendor.

Jeff S Wheeler <jsw at>
Sr Network Operator  /  Innovative Network Concepts

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