Cogent charging 50/mo for BGP (not IPs, the service)

David Hubbard dhubbard at
Wed Oct 17 16:12:01 UTC 2018

They charge it even if you’re using your own address space.  It’s a fee simply for establishing BGP with them on a given circuit.  I believe if you used static routes and their space, you would not have to pay it.

From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> on behalf of Josh Luthman <josh at>
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:10 PM
To: Brielle Bruns <bruns at>
Cc: NANOG list <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Cogent charging 50/mo for BGP (not IPs, the service)

I view Cogent IP space as a way to lock customers to their service, ie make them sticky.
Josh Luthman
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On Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 12:03 PM Brielle Bruns <bruns at<mailto:bruns at>> wrote:
On 10/17/2018 9:47 AM, Josh Luthman wrote:
> Has anyone else dealt with this mess?  Even my Cogent rep admits it's
> unique to their business.

That sounds like the BS the first company I worked for tried to pull.

One would think they'd welcome customers bringing their own IP space
since it saves them money by not using up precious Cogent IPv4 address

Hell, I even have BGP for v4 and v6 over my CenturyLink biz fiber, and
its available as part of the enhanced package they offer with no extra fees.

Brielle Bruns
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