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Re: Honest Cogent opinions without rhetoric.
- From: Steve Meuse
- Date: Wed Mar 08 13:27:21 2006
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On 3/8/06, Daniel Senie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
At 08:57 AM 3/8/2006, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>On Mar 8, 2006, at 1:56 AM, email@example.com wrote:
>It's not just cities, it's entire countries. Try being on a DSL line
>in France and getting to a Cogent web server in France.
How is this different from being a Comcast cable modem customer in
New England, trying to connect to a web server also located in New
England. Packets route through NYC if the user is lucky, but more
often Chicago or Washington DC. In terms of mileage and latency, just
how different is that from the DSL case in France you cite?
Boston, or New England in general, is somewhat of a oddity. It has a very high concentration of users but little to no peering in general. Back in the mid-late 90's when I was at BBN we tried to do private interconnects with folks, and did manage a few, but the majority of providers would rather backhaul to NYC. Our assumption was that (generically) most fiber networks considered NYC the edge of the North East and the hinterlands north would be considered spurs or regional rings (or whatever you would like to call them).