[nycbug-talk] Cogent and Sprint - a signal of things getting Oldschool?

Alex Pilosov alex at pilosoft.com
Sat Nov 1 22:33:11 EDT 2008

On Sat, 1 Nov 2008, Isaac Levy wrote:

> > On Sat, 1 Nov 2008, Isaac Levy wrote:
> >
> >> But this opens the door to another problem I've been talking to ISP's
> >> about (as a colo customer),
> >>
> >> If we have a world where 30mb/s down is becoming the norm for end
> >> users, why is bandwidth at the datacenter still so expensive?!  I'm
> >> not comparing a DSL/Cable line to a solid pipe at a datacenter, but I
> >> am saying that people's expectations and uses of the internet are
> >> changing...
> > Yet you are doing just that. The 30mb/s bandwidth to end user is not
> > expected to be used 24x7 - it is unlimited (for now) but not
> > dedicated.
> >
> > Your colo bandwidth *is* expected to be used 24x7 - in fact, you most
> > likely pay based on 95th percentile, which results in paying only for
> > what you use.
> OK, but what's the going rate for 30mbit transit for 'colo customers'?  
> It surely isn't 10-15$/mbit?
Sure is. Somewhere there or maybe slightly north from there.


More information about the talk mailing list