Homework 3 Assignment
Discussion of my findings about 3 different ISPs



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According to the information from AT&T Global Network AT&T is a company that has attempted to corner the market as best they could on the global networking economy. At&T has a extensive reach with their network. They are able to provide "security, reliability, and confidence."
The Network services they provide are:

AT&T Network Sourcing
Ethernet
- Metro Ethernet
- Wide Area Ethernet
Frame Relay
Internet Connectivity
- AT&T Wi-Fi Services, Formerly Wayport, Inc.
- Business DSL
- Managed Internet Service
IP VPN
- Remote Access Service
Private Line
Ring Services
- SONET Ring and
- WaveLength Ring

"Business DSL from AT&T offers:
High-bandwidth Internet access at speeds significantly faster than dial-up access, but at a fraction of the cost of T1-based access Multiple options for speeds and configurations so you can select the DSL service best fits your business needs" The price for this product is hidden and the individual would need to put in their personal information.

AT&T also has AT&T Small Office/Home Office DSL and AT&T Managed Internet Service. For further information you can visit AT&T Business e-sales or call customer support.

UUNET has been around for a long time as one of the leaders in the commercial internet service providing companies. They began in 1987 as the first company to provide commercial internet service. This company is also the leader as an internet carrier. UUNET offers "Internet access, web hosting, remote access, virtual private networking, managed security, and multicast services." The parent company of UUNET is WorldCom INC. WorldCom is a leading telecommunications company.

From 1987 to the present this company had worked to increase the networking speed and to developing the market of the internet world. In the year 2000 this company "upgraded the U.S. network to OC-192 (10 gbps) using Juniper Networks Inc.'s new M160 routers." Today this company is one of the leading internet speedsters.

As far as what it cost for this companies products you will need to connect to Verizon for more information at Verizon Business.

UUNET ARTICLE


The third company as part of the three ISP discussion is the Cogent Communications Company. This company has one basic goal to accomplish and that is to provide the business world with the large variety of bandwidth available for businesses today at a reasonable price. Cogent's IP Transit service is the most affordable and gives its customers the best bandwidth available.

The Product Features include:
"FULL SLA, RAPID INSTALLATION, CUSTOMER SUPPORT, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND BILLING, NO LONG TERM COMMITMENTS.

The Product Types include:
"INTERFACES. a wide range of interfaces and connection speeds to cover all your needs.

Fast Ethernet (10 to 100 Mbps)
Gigabit Ethernet (200 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps)
10 Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps)
TDM (T1/E1, DS3/E3, OC-X/STM-N)

OPTIONS. Their product is simple, yet you can customize it to fit your requirements.
BGP or static routing configuration
IPv6 native / dual stack
Multiple BGP sessions on single port
Aggregate billing across multiple ports
Black Hole server for DDOS mitigation
Primary / Secondary DNS"

This company also offers a point to point service at lightning speed that is safe and secure for their business customers.

Other Product Features offered by Cogent:
Metro / National / Global Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps).
Metro / National / Global Gigabit Ethernet (From 200 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps).
Metro / National / Global 10 Gigabit Ethernet (From 1,500 Mbps to 2,000 Mbps).

This company offers peering which allows the customer to be safe and secure. There can be a combination of extensive private peering and selected public peering. It is reported that over 95% of Cogents traffic is done by way of private peering.

For more information visit their website at Cogent Website

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