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AOL & Cogent

  • From: Andrew Partan
  • Date: Thu Dec 19 14:51:04 2002

I was poking around to see what was happening with Cogent and AOL
and ran into some interesting info.

The test that Cogent failed was a 2:1 ratio; Cogent was at 3:1 and
AOL insisted they be at no more than 2:1 for free peering.

AOL wants Cogent to pay for peering - the pricing I've heard is
$50-/meg for paid peering - which I think is more than street price
for transit...

Hmm; I wonder if this change in policy has anything to do with John
Schanz's recent move from Sprint to AOL?