Evaluating Tier 1 Internet providers

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Tue Aug 27 23:16:23 UTC 2013


On Tue, 27 Aug 2013, Ben Hatton wrote:

>> - time taken to turn around BGP import filter changes
>
> So much This...  You don't realize how important this is until your
> nationwide provider takes 8 WEEKS to add one network to your (already set
> up and working for 20 other networks) peering.  Then decides to charge you
> a fee for the change.

I think after a week I would be tearing my account rep a new one, and then 
threatening to dump them as soon as the contract was up...

8 weeks?  There is absolutely no excuse I would buy for that, though I 
might give style points if someone told me the dog ate the ticket or 
something...

jms



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