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Re: Verio as an DS3 upstream provider - comments?
Previously, Mark Radabaugh ([email protected]) wrote: > > > > Subject: Verio as an DS3 upstream provider - comments? > > > > I'm looking into possibly using Verio as an additional > > upstream provider. > > > > If you have any experience with Verio, can you give me any > > feedback on them? > > Thanks. > > > > - mz > > Given the rapidly shrinking size of the geographic area served, the sale > of all of the dialup business to Earthlink and the closure of many of > the data centers I would not be surprised to see significant depeering > with Verio in the near future. Empty datacenters don't push or pull bandwidth. Closing those hardly affects peering policy. I don't see this as a major concern at the moment. > Billing is an utter basket case. I really like the part where Verio > closed the Toledo POP and left town but is still billing us for service. > I'm waiting for them to call and threaten to shut us off - that should > be a fairly humorous conversation. I still like the fact that the Toledo POP fit in the trunk of my car, but that's beside the point - the important thing is that I still owe you a hot dog next time I'm in town. :-) > > The network itself was decent. Good connectivity and low latency but I > wouldn't expect it to last much longer. Speaking for extensive personal experience - Verio has a heck of a backbone. And if you're in one of the cities they plan on continuing to provide access in, then they'd be a viable option - If you know what you're doing and don't need much support from your upstream. -- Douglas A. Dever [email protected]