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Re: Cogent Communications?
Ah, how quick we are to jump. Cogent's push lately has been businesses with offices in MTU's across the united states. Idea: Get rid of your expensive, low bandwidth frame relay PVC's all over hell and back, and get 100 megs with Cogent. You save mad cash. A company that can turn up a new office and have 100 megs bandwidth to all the other offices for file sharing, e-mail, remote backups, etc, .. well -- this changes the backoffice-workings of the brick-and-mortar. Cogent isn't offering 100 meg transit to just anyone for this price point -- their ideal customer is a company that pays $1500 a month for a T1 to xyz.com .. and their other ideal customer is a company with offices in various MTU's that Cogent is in - and getting rid of the inter-office PVC's and running the network over Cogent's fiber. Sounds like a good deal to me. We signed up a couple weeks ago to light up a little over a half dozen offices. The biggest advantage is not the transit (we do under 5 meg avg), but the office-to-office communications. Turn up VoIP and there's an added communications savings. <shrug> Previously, VIIS Network Operations Center said: > > The Cogent contract I've seen is a month-to-month. My suspicion would be > that they get a critical mass of customers, then start increasing the > monthly recurring, ala L3. > > Grant Kirkwood > > > On 12/12/00 9:54 PM, Daniel L. Golding wrote: > > > > > Indications are that Cogent is an MTU (multi tenant unit) provider, AKA a > > bLEC, like Cypress or ARC. That's how they will get the necessary > > economies of scale. Even so, $10/mb is no way to ever brake even. Seems to > > be an exercise in transitioning money from VC to equipment and fiber > > vendors as quickly as possible...I was impressed by the folks they had at > > NANOG, though - seemed like very nice folks. Nice folks with a kind of > > whacked business model, though. > > > > - Dan Golding > > > > > > On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Bill Petrisko wrote: > > > >> Has anyone heard anything about Cogent Communications (www.cogentco.com) or > >> done business with them? > >> > >> Their product is a dedicated 100Mbps of transit for $1000/month. > >> > >> Quick rundown: > >> Metropolitan OC-48 rings, with no more than (24) 100Mbit customers > >> on each. > >> Nationwide OC-192 rings between the MAN rings with extensive private > >> peering. > >> > >> Any feedback would be appreciated. > >> > >> thanks > >> bill > >> -- > >> William J. Petrisko (WP5) Network Engineering > >> [email protected] Axient Communications > >> > >> > > > > > > > > -- i am jamie at arpa dot com .. and this is my .sig. All I want is a kind word, a warm bed and unlimited power. <BasharTeg> Linux is like drugs. They seem fun at the time, but someday you have to live with the consequences of your actions.