[nycbug-talk] OT: ISP for T1 in NYC

Charles Sprickman spork
Fri Oct 22 22:44:41 EDT 2004

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 alex at pilosoft.com wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Francisco Reyes wrote:
>>> T1 anywhere in Manhattan 425$, anywhere in 5 boroughs 475$/month, 1 year
>>> term, 0 setup.
>> Besides setup cost how does your service compares to
>> http://www.bway.net/bway/dsl/t1.html
> Our service is a real, honest-to-god T1. No DSL or any jazz. Verizon gets
> lots of money for the T1 loop and they love it.  I do not know whether
> TeleXtend T1 (what covad and bway offer) is a proper T1 or a repackaged
> SDSL 1.5M offering. It probably is a proper T1 - in which case, you are
> comparing two similar T1 carriers (us and bway).

Telextend is a T1 loop into the CO where it hits Covad's DSLAM.  From that 
point on it rides the ATM backbone like SDSL or ADSL, but at a higher 
priority (or so they tell us) than SDSL.  First hop latency seems to 
support this.  The whole idea behind this service is to get the T1 repair 
time I suppose.

> Bway are good people (and Charles is on this list), so I'm not going to be
> saying anything against them. ;) Compare yourself - talk to the people
> involved, visit our offices, and make your decision.

We're tiny compared to Alex.  He built an empire of sorts pretty quickly. 

I'd take his suggestion.  Our office is "open", so feel free to stop by 
and talk to people in person.  While of course we'd love your business, 
I'm very happy to see people go with ANY local business.  The big boys 
don't know how to service small customers anymore.


> -alex
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