said by FFH:Perhaps in NYC. Around here a lot of businesses are scaling back on just about everything. said by DataRiker:
Most cable Carriers will bring fiber if you have the cash.
What will be the cost of getting 1 gbit/s from them? 5,000?
Good move by TWC. Business connections is where the money is. They can quickly recoup the cost of deploying fiber.
First thing to go is usually an expensive dedicated link for a regular SOHO line.
I've been very busy taking out dedicated circuits for less expensive shared ones all over the city.
$900+ a month vs $120 a month is an easy choice. 99% of businesses I go to do not need a dedicated link.
said by Guspaz:Let me know when you can get an SLA on that DSL connection and five nines of reliability.
Both connections will give you actual throughput in both directions of at least 10 megabit, but one costs ten times more...
said by Skippy25:If uverse is enough for them, then yea no need for anything else. If they need say 20mb upload, obviously uverse isnt going to cut it and fiber is the best route for that.
I assume you are providing prices monthly there.
Being they currently have AT&T uVerse with 10MB and pay a fraction of those prices I think I will keep them where they are at. In the last 6 years they have only been down once because of a network issue and that only lasted 3 hours.
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Re: Just what NYC needs... Still don't understand what you're talking about here.
TWC's fiber connections are actually enterprise-grade. Otherwise they wouldn't be used as backhaul for a ton of cell sites that now have 4G (LTE, HSPA+) on them. I know of an ISP or two who uses TWC fiber as one of their paths to the Internet, or even their only path, because it's miles ahead of their HFC network in terms of performance.
Then again, it's also miles more expensive.
But for that expense you get guaranteed speeds and uptimes, with an SLA to credit you if the circuit goes down.
The other cable company in NYC, Cablevision, ofers fiber like this as well. They call it Optimum Lightpath. Same concept (enterprise level, SLA'd direct fiber connectivity at a high price), different company.
said by ssavoy:Exactly.
If they were actually serious, they'd deploy this in Kansas City.