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Re: single homed public-peer bandwidth ... pricing survey ?

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Tue Mar 06 17:39:01 2007

On Mar 6, 2007, at 4:51 PM, Jason Arnaute wrote:

I am currently hosted in a small, independent
datacenter that has 4 or 5 public peers (L3, Sprint,
UUnet, AT&T and   ... ?)

Those are not public peers, those are transit providers.

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.

That is not single-homed bandwidth. You listed 4 transit providers yourself, so they obviously have more than a single path to the Internet.

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...

Have you checked on volume. L3 will not give you $30/Mbps for one megabit. How much are you buying now?

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 ?

"Private peered bandwidth"? That is a new term I've never heard.

What makes you think L3 & HE are different from the place selling you transit now?

Care to define your terms?

Or am I just getting ripped off ?

Entirely possible.