The Making of a Router

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at
Sat Dec 28 02:27:47 UTC 2013

On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 3:14 AM, Jon Lewis <jlewis at> wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Dec 2013, Baldur Norddahl wrote:
>  Another told Nick Cameo that if he can afford a 10G link, he can afford
>> Juniper. You could not be more wrong. The 10G uplink goes for $0 in
>> initial
>> fee and less than $4k / month with unlimited traffic. The Juniper gear is
>> $100k up front for two routers able to handle the 10G links.
>> What I get from you guys is that in your opinion it is not possible to set
>> up a small ISP without spending a ton on Juniper or Cisco. I am not buying
>> that.
> Small ISPs don't need 10gb transit connections.  Even if you did want
> cisco gear capable of handling 10gb transit, it can be done on the
> secondary market for a fraction of that $100k figure.

We are a small ISP that sells 1000/1000 service to our customers. It seems
wise to have larger pipe upstream than what you are selling...



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