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Network Connection

Discussion in 'Networks' started by AJ, May 21, 2004.

  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    We are now looking into how we can reduce the cost of our internet connection. So I am looking to you guys (Gav) for a bit of help.

    Currently we are with a company called WordCom. I believe they are an American company. We have a 2Mb leased line which is uncontended (loads of bandwidth). This costs us in the region of £22k, big money. We are told that this price is due to the fact that we are in the middle of nowhere. The town does have ADSL but the Boss says that we have traffic both ways so we need the upload speed as well.

    Comments welcome.
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    of course you have traffic both ways, its sort of a given
    but what are the levels of inbound and outbound traffic?
    use a tool such as MRTG or CACTI to graph your routers via SMTP to see what sort of bw you use, you should use significantly less inbound

    you will get charged a bomb in the middle of no where, especially on a leased line (its a dedicated circuit), in london you can get 100mb connections for 15k pa (aprx) but saying that im not entirely sure how NH is the middle of no where! :)

    See if SDSL is available in your area (chances are slim at the moment)
    failing that check with some alternate carriers, I primarily use COLT down here in london, not sure what there coverage is like up there
     
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  3. AJ

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    AS for out bound traffic there is the mail server, the external web server and another couple of other servers. These all push traffic onto the net for various reasons.

    SDSL? the town has only just got ADSL.

    We use all the bw rarely but it does happen. Breaktimes, lunchtimes and just after school's finished. Upto last year it was only a 512 line (Yawnsville).

    Thanks for your help Phoenix.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Will look into this for you, AJ, but in the interests of work, I best not name names.

    Will contact you directly, Mate :)
     
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  5. AJ

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