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Re: Cogent/Level 3 depeering

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Thu Oct 06 10:04:47 2005

On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, tony sarendal wrote:

> Is being a tier-1 now a good or bad sales argument when selling internet
> access ?

its the same as it always was, its a marketing positive. but thats because the 
market is dumb.

if you wish to make your purchasing decision on 'tier-1' status thats up to you, 
but i'll be looking at performance, price, strategy, service level and what type 
of supplier i want for a company like mine.

cogent is cheap and you get what you pay for. level3 is mid-price, but they 
really dont care much about their customers (or thats what i found). perhaps you 
want better customer service or to deal with a smaller company to gain their 
attention and respect.

choose your supplier based on your own criteria, not someone elses or on who has 
the most marketing points.