carrier comparison

Sam Moats sam at circlenet.us
Thu Feb 6 21:30:39 UTC 2014


+1 Same feeling here.
Sam Moats

On 2014-02-06 16:22, Matthew Crocker wrote:
> 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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