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Re: Cogent Reviews?

  • From: David E. Weekly
  • Date: Thu Jul 19 20:54:22 2001

Dominic,

Understood that they only install into MTU's for the 100mbit drops. This is
why we're looking to get a location in an office building. =)

Yours,
 -david

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominic J. Eidson" <sauron@the-infinite.org>
To: "David E. Weekly" <dweekly@legato.com>
Cc: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: Cogent Reviews?


On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, David E. Weekly wrote:

> Are there comparable deals out there, or is Cogent the only one at this
> price point? Do they have good peering? What kind of latency/throughput
does
> one get over their network? Do they have any customers? Any of you use
> Cogent?

There's a big caveat with getting the 100Mbit for $1000/month:

Cogent's business plan is based on finding large buildings with
several/many companies, that all are interested in buying their
service. Then, Cogent drops Gig fiber into the basement (or any other
convenient dmarc), and hands out 100Mbit feeds from it. They're not really
interested in servicing single entities that want "just" 100Mbit. However,
they will offer you the whole 1Gbit/sec for $10k/month. :)







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