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Upgrading from a T1, need help.

Poll Results: Which service do you think I should go with?

 
  • 0% (0)
    AT&T U-Verse
  • 100% (1)
    Time Warner Cable Business Class
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    Earthlink
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    Windstream
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    Fibrant
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post #1 of 3
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This post is in regards to a business that my family owns. We have 7 workstations, 2 servers, phone lines, etc.

We have multiple PDF files, emails, and website changes that run through 1 T1 line (1.5Mbit/sec)
We have a separate line that was used as a backup (don't know why), but it is also a T1.

  1. Earthlink will bond our T1 lines making it 3x3 and chop about 3-400 of what were paying now. The highest quote right now. ~$600
  2. Time Warner Cable offered us the 35x5 matching every other option we need for the 2nd highest quote. ~400
  3. Fibrant (A local gov't owned fiber optic company that had a really rough time getting started, as well as being in major debt) Is offering a dedicated 12x2 for around the same price. $400 (The business sales person, who is also the only one in charge of that, takes a while to get back to, sometimes forgets, etc.)
  4. Windstream offers us 2 T1's bonded for cheaper than Earthlink at ~300, but their CS is HORRIBLE and unreliable.
  5. AT&T U-Verse (which is supposed to be Fiber is not really fiber) is offering 18x1 for around ~400.

I would really like fiber optic lines, since they already have a bed under our building, but they have had many outages before (none reported since December of this past year from what I know), but I don't want to have an unreliable internet and phone service with a company that may tank one day

I don't mind the bonded T1s, since it's a 3x3, but that's a .375Mbyte/sec or 384Kbps
Fiber at 12x2 would be 1.5Mbyte/sec down and .25 up
Copper (AT&T U-Verse) is 18x1, 2.25Mbyte/sec down, 128kb up
Time Warner cable is a shared connection between the locals, but at 35x5, that's 4.375Mbyte/sec down, 640kbps up.

I can go 50x5 for TWC, but we had some issue with them last time we had them, and don't want the bogged down speeds during high volume traffic times.

Then again, I'd also like to support the fiber optic as it's the fasted dedicated we can get at the moment for a cheaper price.

Any suggestions?
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Business class TWC should be far more reliable than your average user account. ATT doesn't use copper, that is TWC. If it were me, I'd go with TWC. IIRC you get dedicated bandwidth as advertised and don't have the issues as a regular customer, like traffic shaping and whatnot. Check with TWC just to make sure that your speeds are dedicated and won't be affected by high user usage.
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Business class TWC should be far more reliable than your average user account. ATT doesn't use copper, that is TWC. If it were me, I'd go with TWC. IIRC you get dedicated bandwidth as advertised and don't have the issues as a regular customer, like traffic shaping and whatnot. Check with TWC just to make sure that your speeds are dedicated and won't be affected by high user usage.

Speeds here with WTC are 35x5 NOT dedicated.

And AT&T can do FTTC (Fiber to the curb), but then they relay it through the copper already in the building. It's a whole advertisement scandal thing, look it up.
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