Cogent & Google IPv6

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Wed Feb 24 21:51:55 UTC 2016

On Feb 24, 2016, at 4:48 PM, Ricky Beam <jfbeam at> wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:48:22 -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at> wrote:
>> And Ricky is wrong, the vast majority of prefixes Cogent routes have zero dollars behind them. Cogent gets paid by customers, not peers. (At least not the big ones.)
> Show me a single connection to Cogent for which Cogent isn't being paid. Cogent is the only provider I've ever heard of that will not do any form of settlement-free peering.

You really think AT&T, Comcast, Level 3, Sprint, Verizon, etc. are paying Cogent?

Good thing I put my drink down before I read that.

Or do you think Cogent is paying all of them? That is a possibility, but it means that Cogent is not getting paid - by definition.


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