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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Wed Oct 05 12:13:26 2005

On 5-Oct-2005, at 11:57, Simon Lockhart wrote:

On Wed Oct 05, 2005 at 11:50:52AM -0400, Matthew Crocker wrote:

I opened a billing/support ticket with Cogent.   I'm not planning on
paying my bill or continuing the contract if they cannot provide full
BGP tables and full Internet transport (barring outages).   Luckily I
have 2 other providers so I can still reach Level 3.
We tried the same line with Level3 - and were told "Tough, we're not paying
service credit. The transit still works, just its coverage is slightly
Cogent seem to be suggesting an alternate solution, which involves them giving away free transit to l(3) customers. This might be useful for some here who are feeling pain.

[I realise that there are probably at least nine sides to this story and that the text here represents just one of them.]

Cogent Network Status/DNS Server Status Description:
Date: 10/05/2005

Level 3 has partitioned its part of the Internet from Cogent's part of the Internet by denying Level 3's customers access to Cogent's customers and denying Cogent's customers access to Level 3 customers. Level 3 terminated its peering with Cogent without cause (as permitted under its peering agreement with Cogent) even though both Cogent and Level 3 remained in full compliance with the previously existing interconnection agreement.

Cogent will offer any Level 3 customer, who is single homed to the Level 3 network on the date of this notice, one year of full Internet transit free of charge at the same bandwidth currently being supplied by Level 3. Cogent will provide this connectivity in over 1,000 locations throughout North America and Europe.

Cogent is committed to an open Internet. The existing interconnection facilities between Level 3 and Cogent remain intact. Cogent hopes that Level 3 will reactivate these connections, restoring a full level of service to their customers.

For more information about the sales offer, please contact the numbers listed below.
NORTH AMERICA: 1-877-875-4432
ANYWHERE ELSE IN EUROPE: +33 (0)6 1101-7382