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Old 12-19-2008, 05:56 PM
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95th Percentile Bandwidth Billing

Just curious about what kind of pricing people have been able to get when going for 95th percentile billing, and what kind of quantities?
For example, currently we are paying $44/Mbps for a quantity of 250Mbps, so $11k/month for roughly 100TB of transfer.
Does that seem like a really high price?



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Old 12-19-2008, 06:01 PM
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We don't take any Cogent transit, but I've heard it goes down to $4/mbit 95th percentile even on minimal commits.
Transit prices tend to mainly depend on where you need to get the transit to...





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Old 12-19-2008, 06:03 PM
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uh 44$/mbps is really expensive..

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:03 PM
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Hmmmm that's an insane price difference. Is that really realistic? We just have some servers over at a datacenter and we don't deal with the individual providers, just with the datacenter as a whole.

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We're moving up to 500mbps now so trying to get a better deal... I thought getting $30/mbit would be good value, but you're saying even that is way too high?

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:05 PM
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Yes, for 500 Mbit you should be getting $20 or less per Mbit. At least in big areas.
Where are you located?





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Old 12-19-2008, 06:06 PM
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This is with hosting at The Planet.

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:12 PM
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I don't want to give exact pricing, but we're paying a lot less than that for less commit for Level3.





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Old 12-19-2008, 06:13 PM
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What's Level3?

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:14 PM
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http://www.level3.com/ ?

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:15 PM
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Level 3 are a tier-1 ISP. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tier_1_...er_1_IPv4_ISPs






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Old 12-19-2008, 06:15 PM
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Also please keep in mind that we are getting dedicated servers from them, not colocation. So I assume they are trying to get a bit of markup on that as well as we had managed to get a pretty killer deal on our set of servers.

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:18 PM
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So doesn't it make sense then that a company like The Planet would mark-up bandwidth significantly to sustain their business?
I think maybe it's a bit unfair to be comparing them to a ISP.
How about comparing them to someone like Rackspace or Softlayer? Any insight on their 95th percentile pricing?
Thanks for all your input so far, I always learn so much on these forums :-)

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:31 PM
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The Hivelocity offer 100 Mbps for $1175, this is $11,75/Mbps
The LeaseWeb offer 100 Mbps for $200
So, yes, the Theplanet bandwidth is VERY expansive.

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