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    Default Now Peering with Comcast

    For any Comcast users here, I have good news.

    Our datacenter, The Planet, has added a new 10Gbps peering link to Comcast.

    This means that if you use Comcast, your connection will go straight from the Comcast network into the datacenter instead of being routed out through an ISP along the way.

    This is live and up and running now. The routing may be enhanced a little to shave a few Comcast hops off soon, but so far it seems to be pretty good as is.
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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    Ironically, I thought Comcast was always criticized for hindering 3rd party VoIP?


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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    Quote Originally Posted by usa2k View Post
    Ironically, I thought Comcast was always criticized for hindering 3rd party VoIP?
    Yeah, they're usually the number 1 target. Lately they've been fine.
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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    I have Comcast

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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    Wish I did... Especially now with this information...

    My provider is a little behind the times.

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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    Quote Originally Posted by Montano View Post
    I have Comcast
    At home I have Comcast and AT&T DSL. I like a variety to test and kinda rotate between them.

    Hopefully soon I'll have U-Verse. The DSL is 6 Megs and I actually have U-Verse boxes in a closet but no U-Verse availability. I've been questioning why such a big deal was made about everything being prewired for U-Verse when a year later, it's still not available.

    I still prefer the 200Mbps Time Warner connection at the office.
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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    I still prefer the 200Mbps Time Warner connection at the office.
    i got to play with one of those connections once...




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    How many hops is your average for getting off Comcasts network?

    We lost 4 when out ISP bought the system from Charter...

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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    I had Comcast for years and for the most part they were ok. Quite a few outages though and never an honest answer. I have some friends in their local operations group, so I was able to find out what was going on, besides the obvious overloaded nodes.

    Since my VOIP is my landline and since we have storms and hurricanes in the Miami area, when ATT finally offered naked DSL(dry loop), I chose to change. ATT has a far better track record of staying alive during these storms, and with my bunch of UPSs, I keep my necessary boxes alive when the power goes out.

    Although I was getting twice the speed at less money with Comcast, I tend to think that the VOIP works better with DSL.

    Perhaps Tim's peering with them would have blurred that difference, but I feel more comfortable with the chance of DSL staying up during these outages.

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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    Quote Originally Posted by chpalmer View Post

    How many hops is your average for getting off Comcasts network?
    For me it's in the DC on the 5th hop. So 4 on Comcast.
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    Default Re: Now Peering with Comcast

    Quote Originally Posted by burris View Post
    I feel more comfortable with the chance of DSL staying up during these outages.
    It was the same way here after Ike. Comcast was down for over a month in some neighborhoods. AT&T DSL seemed to be back on for everyone as soon as the power was so not sure if it even went completely down.
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