[SATLUG] Looking for another ISP

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 10:37:21 CST 2008

Not working inside a telco or cable provider I can't give an exact answer,
but my assumption would be that there is a lower level business class
available for small businesses like an attorney's office with 5-10
employees.  That gives just enough upload/download to keep everyone in the
small office happy, but they still charge a couple of hundred for it.  For
an attorney, that's pocket change and it keeps business moving.  I would be
surprised if there was anything between 2 and 10 Mbit/sec even offered.
There may be a 5 Mbit/sec for slightly larger offices, but I think once you
are at the level of 100+ PCs, where you may need the bigger pipe up and
down, then you hit that 10 Mbit/sec boundary and your price is now in the
low thousands per month.


On Jan 23, 2008 8:31 AM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 23, 2008 10:26 AM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Remember that off-cloud site to site and on-cloud download bandwidth are
> not
> > that expensive in general.  Once you want to hop on the cloud for upload
> > purposes, that's where charges get high.  Anything above 1 to 1.5Mbit/sec
> > is considered business class because you are essentially heading into
> the
> > ISP upstream speeds.  I doubt any company will offer 2 Mbit/sec upstream
> for
> > less than 4 or 500 dollars, and you will hit the thousands a month by
> the
> > time you reach 10 Mbit/sec.
> Why does going from 1 to 2 up negate the price jumping so much?
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