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Re: cogentco.com technical analysis?

  • From: Steve Rude
  • Date: Tue Jun 12 19:15:04 2001

I believe that this is a topic that has been brought up before.

http://www.merit.edu/mail.archives/nanog/2000-12/threads2.html#00175


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Steve Rude
steve@rudedogg.com

On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Murphy, Brennan wrote:

> 
> I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Cogent Inc. They are
> one of the companies offering high speed internet (fast ethernet/GigE) at
> rock 
> bottom prices. :-)
> 
> I know the adage "you get what you pay for" typically applies but
> I was looking for some concrete end user experiences.  I'm not trying to
> break the charter of this mailing list by devoting a discussion to various
> emotion based opinions about a particular vendor.  I am actually seeking
> technical opinions on whether what is being advertised is actually
> being delivered with reliability. More specific questions: do Cogent's
> peering arrangements seem adequate to the amount of bandwidth
> they are offering? Or are these major bottlenecks to an otherwise
> good network? Are any of Cogent's competitors worth taking a look
> at? Any non-obvious reason why? Does anyone have any statistics to provide
> that paints a picture
> about what you get from their products? I guess if enough people
> complained that this was too off topic, I could still request direct
> replies and I could put a summary together for any interested parties.
> But I reread the charter before putting this together and it seems 
> fair game.  When is Worldcom, et al going to start offering these
> products?  ( maybe when companies like cogent start succeeding?)
> Thanks,
> -BM
> 
> 





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