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Chele

join:2003-07-23
kudos:1
reply to Telecomnet

Re: Initial investment for setting up ISP

Your question is way too vague, bandwidth alone can vary as much as $900/mb within 100 miles where I live. Gone are the days where you could start with just a T1, Netflix and Youtube are the things people care about the most now. Anyone can tell you that you can setup a POP for as little as $350 in equipment, however, equipment will be the least of your problems. Acquiring reliable and reasonably priced bandwidth will be a big issue, even a dealbreaker. Then you have access(or lack of) to good sites, free bandwidth and free gear mean nothing if you don't have a decent spot for a POP. On the upside, equipment options and pricing have improved drastically since we started almost 10 years ago.


LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
kudos:1

said by Chele:

Gone are the days where you could start with just a T1...

Ja, while it may be nostalgic to read about some of the upstarts from a decade or so ago, you probably wouldn't survive starting the same today unless you were the only game around.

I still shake my head when I read about some WISPs providing sub-megabit speeds and some of the prices they are demanding for it. I left one WISP that provided only 512 kbps when I could finally get 10 mbps.
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Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. -- Stephen Vizinczey

jcremin

join:2009-12-22
Siren, WI
kudos:2

said by LLigetfa:

I still shake my head when I read about some WISPs providing sub-megabit speeds and some of the prices they are demanding for it. I left one WISP that provided only 512 kbps when I could finally get 10 mbps.

My "standard" plan is 768k for $40/mo. Show me a way to offer 5 megs for that price in this area without running myself out of business and I'd gladly do it.

LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
kudos:1

said by jcremin:

My "standard" plan is 768k for $40/mo. Show me a way to offer 5 megs for that price in this area without running myself out of business and I'd gladly do it.

Obviously there will always be regional variation. In my case the WISP that I switched to is also a cellular carrier that has lots of very tall towers and very deep pockets padded with government handouts. I'd say that may be hard to compete with.

They are also my upstream provider for my hotspot in town.
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Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. -- Stephen Vizinczey


teleadmin

@as13285.net
reply to Chele

HI Chele,many thanks for your help. At this point everything will help me. I understand the question is vague and sorry about the less information.I am a management student and have just started the project and still looking for information on ISP.
thanks