Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at
Wed Mar 14 13:56:04 CDT 2012

Yes, Dane is not only very smart but also a very sharp and savvy 
business operator.. But I am also sure they are not doing this as a 'no 
charge' offering for a 'resi' circuit.

Most competitive ISP's (such as Sonic and ourselves) a very flexible to 
customer's needs and are willing to support custom configurations but .. 
it has to make business sense...and the underlying infrastructure be 
able to support that configuration.

Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet&  Telecom
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On 3/14/2012 2:41 PM, Mehmet Akcin wrote:
> As far as I know only ISP that will let you do BGP with them on DSL is Sonic and their Fusion service is awesome but very limited to bay area.
> they rock though.
> mehmet
> On Mar 14, 2012, at 6:36 AM, Faisal Imtiaz wrote:
>> I am not familiar with VZ's FIOS network...
>> however I suspect that if they are using a Redback at the Headend, it
>> would allow you to have a 'bridge' network with secure arp settings.
>> (it's a feature that we have seen on Redback's...)
>> Allows you to have a 'flat network' for all your subs, and there is a
>> mechanism built in to allow for assign static ip's and also not allowing
>> for someone to 'fake' / 'steal' someone else assigned IP's. This is
>> nice, because one can be very efficient in their use of IPv4 addresses....
>> This is why I had said earlier that some of these networks are built
>> with infrastructure that is not designed / meant to run advance routing
>> protocols for an End User customers... too much overhead in running bgp
>> sessions to hand off a single IP or even a /29  ........
>> Faisal Imtiaz
>> Snappy Internet&   Telecom
>> On 3/14/2012 9:13 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Faisal Imtiaz"<faisal at>
>>>> Is that is needed, what is wrong with that ?
>>> Well, we just had FiOS Business 150/65 dropped this week, and my /27 isn't
>>> even a /27; we're sharing a /24 with, presumably, a bunch of other customers.
>>> Not sure how BGP would handle that...
>>> Cheers,
>>> -- jra

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