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RE: Cogent Reviews?

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Thu Jul 19 21:01:27 2001


I've never heard from anyone whose actually ordered the 1Gb/s service and
had good or bad things to say about it once it was delivered. Sure, most
don't believe in $10/mb/s or have had problems getting services actually
installed, but beyond that I am surprised that I have not seen anyone whose
bought it because of the price and then complained.

Deepak Jain
AiNET

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
Dominic J. Eidson
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 8:33 PM
To: David E. Weekly
Cc: nanog@merit.edu
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. :)


--
Dominic J. Eidson
                                        "Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-menu!" -
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