[SATLUG] Looking for another ISP

MKR mkr777 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 12:10:56 CST 2008


Why not call the guys at UT Austin and find out what options they have
looked into. They use a lot of bandwidth. I believe their servers use 45MB
up and down. Also there may be system wide deal with AT&T and other
providers in Texas.

mkr


On 1/23/08, Zeb Fletcher <zeb.fletcher at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Jeremy - Because of the way networks were designed for asynchronous
> traffic.
> There is a larger demand for download traffic so the networks were
> designed
> for this, causing upload speeds to be priced at a premium or so I have
> been
> told. As for finding an ISP your best bet is to wear out your desk phone
> and
> start calling around. You should be able to qualify for discounts because
> your an educational facility that might not be advertised on thier
> websites.
> Try all the major Telcos (SBC,Sprint, Verizon, Grande, Embarq, XO, Level
> 3,
> Alpheus) There are alot of carriers out there that might be able to help.
>
>
> Zeb
>
>
>
> On 1/23/08, 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?
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jeremy Mann
> > jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
> >
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> > http://www.bioinformatics.uthscsa.edu
> > Phone: (210) 567-2672
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