Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

William Herrin bill at
Tue Mar 13 18:03:16 CDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM, Justin M. Streiner
<streiner at> wrote:
> I realize this might be a bit of a fool's errand, but I'm trying to
> determine if Verizon will speak BGP with FiOS business customers.  Their
> website is relatively lean on details.  Everything that mentions BGP points
> to VZB services, which does not appear to include FiOS.  Looking at the
> routing table, I do see several non-VZ ASNs downstream of AS19262, so it
> looks like it might be possible.
> If that is the case, could anyone lend any insight to get past the "what is
> BGP?" response that likely awaits from their salescritters?

No. If you want to do BGP with Verizon, you have to buy a T1 at 10
times the cost and 1/10th of the speed.

Though I'd love to discover I'm mistaken about that. :)

Bill Herrin

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