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Re: Abovenet vs UUnet

  • From: Peter Cohen
  • Date: Tue Mar 28 08:43:31 2006
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On 3/27/06, andrew matthews <[email protected]> wrote:
> So here is the deal, I've delt with both uunet and abovenet (mfn now)
> in the past. And a long time ago i switched from abovenet to uunet
> when i was with a different company.
> Now i'm with a company that has level 3 and Abovenet. Currently the
> way the pricing is layed out is by staying with abovenet i'll save
> about $1300 over UUnet. Money isn't too much of a concern currently
> abovenet is much higher but we are at the time were we need to renew
> our contract and we got it with a lower price.
> So which way? Abovenet or UUnet.. what are the pros and cons that
> you've experienced and what kind of latency do you have over the
> providers.

Why don't you put together an RFP that addresses your most important
requirements and send it out to several networks in order to get a
basis from which to compare them, not just on price?    I mentioned a
few weeks ago that an RFP would be a good basis from which to compare
different networks objectively, instead of what opinions people might
have with any given provider.   Also, where you are could eliminate or
"no bid" some responses due to their congestion, lack of network
there, etc...    I hope that helps!  There has to be some generic
rfp's floating around the net that you can copy from (or not).    Good

Peter Cohen

> I appreciate your feedback. Thanks
> Andrew