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Re: cogentco.com technical analysis?
I didn't end up purchasing their service, but from talking to their salesperson I got the feeling that they weren't "ready." I would have purchased the service anyway, but they won't offer it in Austin until late 2001. For $3000/month I could afford to keep another circuit or two and not care (very much) if Cogent goes down.
At 03:36 PM 6/12/01 -0700, Murphy, Brennan wrote:
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Cogent Inc. They are one of the companies offering high speed internet (fast ethernet/GigE) at rock bottom prices. :-) I know the adage "you get what you pay for" typically applies but I was looking for some concrete end user experiences. I'm not trying to break the charter of this mailing list by devoting a discussion to various emotion based opinions about a particular vendor. I am actually seeking technical opinions on whether what is being advertised is actually being delivered with reliability. More specific questions: do Cogent's peering arrangements seem adequate to the amount of bandwidth they are offering? Or are these major bottlenecks to an otherwise good network? Are any of Cogent's competitors worth taking a look at? Any non-obvious reason why? Does anyone have any statistics to provide that paints a picture about what you get from their products? I guess if enough people complained that this was too off topic, I could still request direct replies and I could put a summary together for any interested parties. But I reread the charter before putting this together and it seems fair game. When is Worldcom, et al going to start offering these products? ( maybe when companies like cogent start succeeding?) Thanks, -BM