Muni Fiber and Politics

Vlade Ristevski vristevs at ramapo.edu
Sat Aug 2 13:10:43 UTC 2014


I might be misunderstanding this, but are you guys saying 10G Internet 
access to a tier 1 costs around $6,000 a month? I ask because I run a 
network for a small college and the best price I could get on 1Gbps 
Internet is about $5,500 a month with the fiber loop included which 
itself costs $2000-$2500.    Or are you guys discussing a different type 
connection?

The quotes I got were from Cogent, Lightpath, Level 3, Verizon ($8,000)  
and I think even ATT a few years back. I'm out in the NJ suburbs about 
30 miles from Manhattan. If there is a cheaper way to get good 
bandwidth, I'm all ears. We're in Mahwah , NJ.

Thanks,

On 8/2/2014 3:39 AM, Mark Tinka wrote:
> On Friday, August 01, 2014 06:34:00 PM Owen DeLong wrote:
>
>> Today, somewhere around $6,000 or more depending on
>> provider, location, etc.
>>
>> That’s with IP transit included.
> With IP Transit included, perhaps. But 10Gbps ports are not
> expensive these days.
>
> Depends on whether you selling 10Gbps ports off a router
> line card or an Ethernet switch.
>
> Mark.



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