Cogent vs. HE ;-) WAS: Anyone using Cogent Ethernet
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Tue Jan 23 14:12:07 UTC 2018
If only they had decent BGP community support.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin List-Petersen" <martin at airwire.ie>
To: "Michael Crapse" <michael at wi-fiber.io>
Cc: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net>, "NANOG list" <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 8:24:46 PM
Subject: Re: Anyone using Cogent Ethernet
On 23/01/18 02:12, Michael Crapse wrote:
> Tier 1 just means they don't pay for ip transit themselves, only Peering.
> Doesn't mean that it's good transit.
> Best provider i've ever used is hurricane electric, actually a tier 2
> provider, but bigger/better than many tier 1s.
I'd still categorise Hurricane a lot better than Cogent.
Both quality and customer service wise.
> On 22 January 2018 at 19:07, Martin List-Petersen <martin at airwire.ie> wrote:
>> On 22/01/18 20:05, Mike Hammett wrote:
>>> I much prefer using WDM transport as opposed to Ethernet\VPLS transport
>>> due to it being significantly harder (I try not to say impossible) to
>>> oversubscribe. That said, it isn't always available at a decent rate at a
>>> given location.
>>> Cogent has a reputation (right or wrong) for running things a little hot.
>>> Have any of you used Cogent Ethernet\VPLS services? What are you
>>> experiences? Offlist is fine if you don't want it public.
>> Never use them without a backup alternative. I've seen more outages, that
>> one would want to ever see from a provider, that would like to be
>> categorised as Tier1.
>> Especially, when some of these are longer than expected, because there
>> were no cold-spares in the country and the cold-spare needed missed the
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