mid-town connectivity

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Fri Mar 14 14:08:24 EDT 2014

On 03/14/14 07:52, George Rosamond wrote:
> Here's my problem:
> mid-town crappy connectivity.  We have full control of building, roof, etc.
> TWC "business" class is supposed to be around 20m down, which only
> reflects in testing on the TWC test site.   So add the usual lies and
> latency that their network bundles (for free :) and it's 5m with any
> other test site, wget, etc.
> The uptime is horrific for a 24/7 business.
> FIOS not available.  The copper is crappy in the area.  Verizon ethernet
> has a long lead time for installs, and is expensive.
> Towerstream WiMax is very expensive for comparable bandwidth.
> What are others using in midtown, between 34th and 42nd?  Custom ATT
> fiber, etc?
> Why is this not a dead thread in 2014 NYC?  If someone says ISDN I'll
> realize my clock is broken.

have you checked out zayo (aka aboveNet)?

not sure what your budget is but they may already have dark fiber in
your building - then you can try to partner up with a ISP (nyi maybe?)
for connectivity or see what other IP services they offer:


i reckon this is on the way more expensive, not to mention labor
intensive, way to go...

also i remember back in the day con edison pretty much had every
building outfitted with dark fiber, but i think they got out of the
comms business a while ago.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org
twitter => @nomadlogicLA

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