We agreed to become a guinea pig for the council, and ended up with a wireless bridge. Get around 80 Mb internet xD
We have a 10mb fibre link into the LA / Council WAN.
But I have also checked with other companies, and can get a link through either Redstone or Virgin Media, both which cost about £8k pa, for the same speed. Although I do have to sign up to a 5 year contract, as otherwise there is a £7k connection fee, which I think would mean we had yet another ISDN/fibre line into our server room.
Newby here: Why are prices for lines quoted in the £k's of pounds range? When I search for business broadband packages there's a myriad of choices on 24Mb, unlimited connections for £50/month price range.
2mb SDSL line for email and vpn with a separate ADSL2 12mb/1mb for internet traffic with DG/squid.
Internet traffic does not touch the leased line although the DNS server does use it for external DNS resolution.
In the coming year I will most likely be adding another ADSL2 load balanced with the SDSL for an cheap extra 1mb upload for burst traffic.
SDSL has been flawless.
Last edited by KK20; 2nd September 2009 at 09:56 AM.
100MB leased line for £20k pa - bought through a Virgin Media reseller (VM couldn't get any where near the price!)
10/10 leased fibre line
6k a year with easynet. 7k install.
Last edited by zag; 2nd September 2009 at 12:27 PM.
We are out in the sticks here with ADSL running at 512k. I use a service from upstream internet.
This allows me to bond together 2 (or more) ADSL lines giving us a 1meg down 1.4meg up speed. But this can work with any ADSL and also they now have a service that can bond other isps as well as mobile solutions.
So you could simply bond 2 of your 4meg lines giving you an 8 meg connection. Basically they provide a PCI adsl card for each line, I popped these into an old P4 machine as the router and then run their linux cd on the PC. Its been up and running 24/7 stop for the past two years. If you can afford it you can bond as many lines as you like.
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