Whats going on at Cogent

Ben Cannon ben at 6by7.net
Tue Oct 16 23:23:13 UTC 2018

Oh how funny I’m working on a billing issue with them for a circuit they turned up but didn’t connect to the MMR for 2 months...


> On Oct 16, 2018, at 3:20 PM, Matt Erculiani <merculiani at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking of Cogent service (and I know you guys are watching), I'd love
> to get someone's help off-list turning up a p2p that has been moved to
> billing despite being told loud and clear it doesn't work. I
> half-expected it to not work when I found out there was a type 2
> provider involved, but I definitely did not expect to be billed for
> it...
> -Matt
>> On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:09 PM Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
>> Agreed. A couple IXes, Cogent, HE, and a couple others. Add more IXes and others as needed. Eyeballs should be fine with the above.
>> -----
>> Mike Hammett
>> Intelligent Computing Solutions
>> http://www.ics-il.com
>> Midwest-IX
>> http://www.midwest-ix.com
>> ________________________________
>> From: "Daniel Corbe" <dcorbe at hammerfiber.com>
>> To: "DaKnOb" <daknob.mac at gmail.com>
>> Cc: "NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:44:10 AM
>> Subject: Re: Whats going on at Cogent
>> at 11:34 AM, DaKnOb <daknob.mac at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I guess people really don’t like Cogent judging by the fact that one
>>> unrelated email caused all this to happen again.. :-)
>> Cogent have more pain points on average but they’re still the best option
>> for getting to other Cogent customers.  It’s not really hard to design
>> around their shortcomings.   I’d rather have 30 small links and be
>> well-connected than two large ones and be SOL because someone refuses to
>> peer.
>> I can’t speak to their MPLS service, because cogent’s the last company I’d
>> ever trust with my backbone.

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