[SATLUG] Looking for another ISP
brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Jan 23 21:41:51 CST 2008
On 1/23/08, MKR wrote:
> 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.
I just started working at UT Austin on Tuesday, but in my experience
most Universities are effectively their own ISP, and they buy
upstream network bandwidth from a variety of Tier-1 and Tier-2
providers -- typically measured in terms of hundreds of megabits per
second, up and down.
I'm not sure that a University model is quite the right one to be
comparing against here. Maybe a high school, although what I've seen
happen with most high schools is that all the schools in a given area
get a group network bandwidth deal, frequently either from the city
itself or in partnership with them.
Personally, I'd actually start with the Personal CoLo page at
<http://www.vix.com/personalcolo/>, and then contact some of the
providers listed there to see if they also provide NSP services for
I may also be able to give you a personal recommendation for a small
NSP that I believe is good, but I don't know if they'd be able to
provide bandwidth for you in your region.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
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