reply to aaronmarks
Re: Need 7x T1s ran 150' from the DMARC In the end, everything ended up going horribly wrong. XO's network basically isn't suitable for 3rd party VoIP as their reps and techs/engineers finally explained to me. Due to the layering/peering relationships and policing they do, the voice has to deal with major jitter.
I called up my sales rep at XO, cancelled the service, and then called up Integra and they came out in less than a week and had the same service installed with ZERO PROBLEMS.
The 7x bonded T1s are entirely a temporary solution though and it turns out that Integra will be bringing me a 50m fiber connection by the end of January!
I've had great experiences with Integra and have heard nothing but bad things about XO. So your experience does not surprise me one bit.
With that said, glad to hear you made a change and are having no issues now. Fiber is also a nice bonus.
A month in now on the 50Mbps EoF service which ended up being delivered at 100Mbps (bonus!) and I couldn't be more satisfied. Integra's customer service has been top-notch and they really came to the plate and delivered on this latest dealing I had with them.