carrier comparison

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 21:32:50 UTC 2014


I use Cogent as well, no real issues other than I wouldn't single home to
them. Personally, I don't understand why someone would depend on a single
provider for connectivity however...

-Blake


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Matthew Crocker <matthew at corp.crocker.com>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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