I have been doing a lot of research on colocation lately and have gained a lot of understanding in regards to how it all works and the different prices for various parts of colocation.
Overall a lot of things like racks, power, etc all seem to be competetively priced and in a similar range. For example, pretty much all power seems to be about $10-$12 per amp wherever I get quotes from.
What I have yet to understand is the variation in bandwidth costs. I see this across the board but especially when you go from 10Mbps to 100Mbps. I have seen companies charge $900 for a full rack at 1Mbps and different companies charge $1,000 for a full rack at 100Mbps. Other companies charge $2500 for a full rack at 100Mbps.
My main question is what is the difference between these companies? I am assuming obviously their is a quality standpoint but does quality boil down to 2-3 times the price for the same thing? Is it worth it to go spend $2500 for one of these "premium" providers? Or does it make sense to go for a more affordable provider like Continuum that still seems to have great reviews.