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single homed public-peer bandwidth ... pricing survey ?
Hello, I am currently hosted in a small, independent datacenter that has 4 or 5 public peers (L3, Sprint, UUnet, AT&T and ... ?) They are a very nice facility, very technical and professional, and have real people on-site 24 hours per day ... remote hands, etc. All very high end and well managed. But, I am charged between $150 and $180 per megabit/s for non-redundant, single-homed bandwidth (not sure which provider they put it on) and even if I commit to 20 or 30 megabits/s it still only drops down to $100 - $120 per megabit/s. So naturally, I am very interested when I see HE.NET offering bandwidth for $20/mb/s, and it looks like Level3 is selling for $30/mb/s... Are there two classes of bandwidth in the world ? Is it reasonable and expected that single homed public peered bandwidth is, circa Jan 2007, going for above $100/mb/s while private peered bandwidth like L3 and HE.NET is $30 and below ? Or am I just getting ripped off ? Where can I go to read and learn more about the advantages and disadvantages (from a networking standpoint) of switching from an independent, public peered datacenter to, say, L3 or HE.NET ? Thanks. ____________________________________________________________________________________ No need to miss a message. Get email on-the-go with Yahoo! Mail for Mobile. Get started. http://mobile.yahoo.com/mail