[TriLUG] geek-friendly ISP's
jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Jan 30 22:11:47 EST 2006
Yep. Speakeasy is simply years ahead of their competition.
You pay extra for the minimal Bandwidth but it operates just like CIR.
The cost is cheaper than a T1 and it works really well with our VoIP.
Speakeasy also sells Hosted VoIP (they use the same model as FeatureTel
but with a national focus), and they have built their network to handle
the demands of VoIP.
I also love their "Portal" that lets you see every imaginable stat about
your connectivity and the detailed scheduling of any service that is
pending for your account.
We've also been trying to get the local TW guys to do guaranteed minimal
bandwidth. Every few months we call them up and they get really excited
about it. I have a feeling that locally they would love to offer a CIR
type product - but as soon as they send the idea up to corp, the big
rubber stamp always comes down: NO.
I guess they want to keep TW focused on the home consumer.
On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 10:02, Chad Thomsen wrote:
> Are you serious about the "guaranteed minimal bandwidth"? Kind of like a
> CIR for frame relay? Reason I ask is I was contemplating switching our
> remote offices for the network I run to Broadband/dsl solution but I could
> not get timewaner or bellsouth to give me a CIR. Since we run VoIP that is
> On 28 Jan 2006 12:42:53 -0500, Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 11:16, David W. Aquilina wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 07:25:35AM -0500, Alan Porter wrote:
> > > > > Speakeasy ++
> > > >
> > > > I assume that they resell other service, like Intrex
> > > > and Earthlink do. Are they Cable or DSL, or both?
> > > >
> > > > I did a quick search on their web page, and all they
> > > > offered in the Cary/Apex BellSouth area was a T1.
> > >
> > > They resell Covad, which uses BellSouth's lines.
> > >
> > > (the one time I had line trouble it was a Covad truck that came out to
> > check things out. It's worth noting that I had called late the night before,
> > the truck was there early the next morning)
> > >
> > It's also worth noting that even though the Line comes from Bell the DSL
> > is really on Speakeasy's network and *not* Bell's. This makes a
> > tremendous difference in your internet connectivity.
> > Some of our VoIP clients can't use either Bell or TimeWarner in their
> > locations - due to those ISPs over-extending the local service (or
> > running their service on older sub-standard cabling...). We've never had
> > that problem with Speakeasy.
> > Speakeasy also offers guaranteed minimal bandwidth - which you can't get
> > from either Bell or TimeWarner. It costs more for the reserved bandwidth
> > but it works great for VoIP service - and costs a lot less than a T1.
> > Jon Carnes
> > FeatureTel
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