Netflix To Cogent To World

William Herrin bill at
Wed Jul 23 15:24:25 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:
> If I were Netflix, why would I buy all my transit from Cogent[1], given
> Cogent's propensity for getting into peering fights with people *already*,
> even before *I* start sending them 1000:1 asymmetric outbound traffic?

Did they not buy from Level 3 as well?

> So why would Cogent offer Netflix a helluva deal?

Because that's the business Cogent is in? Underprice everybody but the
buyer gets what he gets without any real recourse if it isn't good
enough. Good money as a bottom feeder as long as you don't make the
mistake of selling a dollar for fifty cents.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Brandon Butterworth
<brandon at> wrote:
> Previous events have shown Cognet only use live rounds, so why would they
> not take the opportunity to get a bigger gun?

Just so.

Bill Herrin

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