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Re: How will my ping be affected moving from Bell to Teksavvy?
said by squircle:I don't agree with this. Bell's international routing is definitely better than TekSavvy since they have more direct peering arrangements than TekSavvy does. They offer free peering at all the North American Equinix DC's. Local routes are getting better too, as of a few months ago Rogers started peering with Bell and my friends ping dropped in half from 35ms to 15ms:
Teksavvy has far superior routing to Bell, and as a result, you will generally experience lower latency to most locations around the world.
I always complained about that, then one day they finally fixed it.
Anyway this argument about routing is useless since TekSavvy still doesn't have a looking glass and it takes forever to make a comparison by asking users to post their own traceroute. I made my decision which ISP to use after going to these two websites: 1) »www.as577.net/en/page/lg.html 2) »supernoc.rogerstelecom.net/ops/
ElectronicBox has one too »lg.electronicbox.net/ but for some reason right now it's not working.
Bell's international routing is better than Teksavvy's, yes. But for most things in North America (especially the east coast) I've found Teksavvy's routes to be far superior to Bell's, mostly because Teksavvy peers at TorIX and Bell refuses to do so. I'd post some concrete examples, but it appears as though I'm on an overloaded GAS link right now and my first-hop ping times are 300ms