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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2002


    I've been seeing some terms frequently used here, what's the meaning of cogent? or cogent bandwidth or FDC or something like that

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    New York/USA
    Cogent is a bandwidth provider that offers A LOT of bandwidth at extremely affordable prices as compared to other providers such as UUNet, Level3, etc. Some people do not like Cogent as they claim they are oversubscribed bandwidth, meaning, offering more bandwidth than their network can handle. I actually find Cogent very fast and reliable so far.

    Along with the cheap prices to the NOC, they pass on that savings to you, somethings less than $1/gig. Since Cogent is still a very new company, few years old, some people prefer the reliability and redundancy of having multiple bandwidth providers. You will notice that some fly by night server companies only have Cogent, in which case, you should stay away. You can find out more info about Cogent at:

    FDC? I have no idea what that is as I haven't been here much

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001

    its a bandwidth provider that is frowned upon by some for its latency issues and peering.

    its not recommended to use a cogent host if thats the only provider they have read the thread about fdc and you will see why

    hope that helps you.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001

    Registered: Sep 2000
    Posts: 1596


    haha we were posting @ the same time

    anyhow you have so many posts but yet dont know what fdc is? wierd

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