Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Mark Gauvin MGauvin at
Tue Mar 13 19:35:00 CDT 2012

Peering is generally for a comercial endevor to my understandind fios  
is a residential service so which are you trying to accomplish

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On 2012-03-13, at 7:32 PM, "Christopher Morrow"  
<morrowc.lists at> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Faisal Imtiaz  
> <faisal at> wrote:
>> So I have to ask you the big question...
>> Why do you want to do BGP with Comcast or Verizon ? (Over FIOS or  
>> Cable ?)
>> Is the intent to Peer with their network ? (which they will  
>> rightfully only
>> allow on bigger fatter connections)..
> 'peer' has many connotations, I think most of the cases of it over
> FIOS are just: "I want bgp so I can announce my prefixes, and see
> yours/default/etc" (which leads to 'multihoming' and other normal (for
> businesses) activities on the Internet.
>> or
>> Are you trying to delivery your IP's to a End Customer behind that  
>> FIOS /
>> Cable Connection ? ...
>> (there a ways to accomplish this without needing their cooperation..)
> or you are multihomed
> or you want some semblence of 'the internet is down' so other bits of
> your infrastructure can take over
> or you want ... a thousand other things.

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