carrier comparison

Matthew Crocker matthew at corp.crocker.com
Thu Feb 6 21:22:56 UTC 2014


IMHO  Cogent bandwidth is fine so long as it isn’t your only bandwidth.  Good, Cheap, Fast,  Pick any two.


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On Feb 6, 2014, at 10:17 AM, Adam Greene <maillist at webjogger.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> 
> 
> We're a small ISP / datacenter with a Time Warner fiber-based DIA contract
> that is coming up for renewal. 
> 
> 
> 
> We're getting much better pricing offers from Cogent, and are finding out
> what Level 3 can do for us as well. Both providers will use Time Warner
> fiber for last mile.
> 
> 
> 
> My questions are:
> 
> -          Will we be sacrificing quality if we spring for Cogent?
> (yesterday's Cogent/Verizon thread provided some cold chills for my spine)
> 
> -          Is there a risk with contracting a carrier that utilizes another
> carrier (such as Time Warner) for the last mile? (i.e. if there is a
> downtime situation, are we going to be caught in a web of confusion and
> finger-pointing that delays problem resolution)?
> 
> -          How are peoples' experiences with L3 vs TWC?
> 
> 
> 
> Although I assume everyone on the list would be interested in what others
> have to say about these questions, out of respect for the carriers in
> question, I encourage you to email frank opinions off list. 
> 
> 
> 
> Or if there are third party tools or resources you know that I could consult
> to deduce the answers to these questions myself, they are most welcome. 
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Adam
> 
> 




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