Cogent Question - Increments Question

Hi there...

First off, I want to make it very clear ... I'm NOT looking for a Cogent
sales person to call nor am I actually looking for pricing itself.

What I'm looking for feedback on is from existing customers and whether
or not Cogent sold you the option to step up in 10 meg increments from
10 up to 100 on a FE.

Back when we dealt with them as a service provider, the answer was "100
or nothing" but I'm working with a couple of clients on a consulting
basis who only need 10 or 20 meg bandwidth requirements and are hung up
on using Cogent. On their pricing it shows 10 meg increments - is their
enterprise customers different from their service provider customers on
product offering? I've only dealt with them on the service provider
front and found this information so far confusing....

Just looking for feedback on increments itself... thank you.

Paul Stewart

Just wanted to say thanks - I already got 5+ replies offline stating
that all these folks have ever been offered was either 10 or 100 on FE



Since everyone is relying offline and I believe in keeping lists updated
after asking a question....:wink:

It seems to depend on who you talk to basically - long and short I've
heard from numerous folks that were only offered 10 or 100 on FE but I
have also heard from many people that more recently were offered 10 meg

Again, appreciate all the input - got a tonne of replies...



With all due respect i'm not sure Cogent's sales practices are on
topic for this list. Perhaps ask the question but most subscribers
here, i'd assume, are not incredibly interested in whether or not they
can buy a fractional FE from Cogent.

My two cents.

Best regards, Jeff

Thank you - and that's fair enough. With more related topics in the
past I've had folks blast me for not sharing back to the list regarding
offline information. In this case, in hindsight I share your opinion
and that would explain why all replies were offline.....

Apologies to the list and thank you Jeff for taking the time to
respectively share your insight....


Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:13:59 -0500
From: Jeffrey Lyon

With all due respect i'm not sure Cogent's sales practices are on
topic for this list.

<me too>
For those interested in this sort of discussion: Try the isp-bandwidth
list instead.
</me too>