Zayo vs Coent

Ryan Wilkins ryan at
Fri Nov 9 19:23:05 UTC 2018

I have both Zayo and Cogent at my location in West Chicago, IL and have found that most of my traffic transits Cogent.  I haven’t had much in the way of issues with the Internet service of either but Zayo does seem to have gone down hill in terms of support quality since they bought Abovenet.

I’m aware of the Cogent peering issues but haven’t investigated them fully.  Recently, there was an extended service outage on my Zayo 1G link due to dark fiber issues on a private network which left me with Cogent only for about a week and had no support calls because of it.  YMMV.

Ryan Wilkins

> On Nov 9, 2018, at 1:18 PM, Dovid Bender <dovid at> wrote:
> Hi,
> We are in a facility where my only options are Cogent or Zayo. We plan on getting a 10G connection for a web crawler using v4 only. Looking for feedback on either or (keeping the politics out of it). 
> TIA.
> Dovid

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