Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: juri09-ga
List Price: $10.00
27 Oct 2002 08:38 PST
Expires: 26 Nov 2002 08:38 PST
Question ID: 90549
bandwidth price find best price per mb/s find best service provider
Re: bandwidth price
Answered By: alexander-ga on 28 Oct 2002 22:11 PST
That would have to be Cogent: http://www.cogentco.com They provide 100 non-oversubscribed Mbps for an astonishingly low $1,000 per month. This is very close in bandwidth to the dual OC-1s you mention. I was shocked myself upon learning this, and it appears to be real. Indeed, I've been told that Cogent is "really shaking things up." Service is available in 20 major metropolitan areas across the US. Even if you're significantly outside one of these areas, it can be cost effective to run an OC-3 to a Cogent-serviced city. Stanford University (where I'm located), recently changed their backbone provider from Genuity to Cogent, and if anything, I'd say the speed and reliability of the service is better. (Though this may have been because they were pushing the limits on their old 45Mbps link.)
Re: bandwidth price
From: funkywizard-ga on 28 Oct 2002 10:43 PST
Since these rates are not usually advertised (since they are so high and fluctauate given different locations of installation), your best bet is to contact several service providers and ask for their rates. If you want a GA researcher to answer this question, at the very least they will need to know where you are located. An answer such as "downtown of city xyz" or "zip code xxxxx" is probably enough to get you a ball park estimate of cost. Without at least this much information, the best anyone will be able to get you is an estimate of the range of prices you might see accross the country, and these prices vary dramatically. For instance, 1.5 megabits (a t1) in alaska costs about $3500 a month from the best service provider I could find, whereas it is pretty standard for this service to cost less than $1000 per month in most places in the lower 48.
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