IPTV providers in IN/Chicago

Mike Leber mleber at he.net
Fri May 1 14:28:47 UTC 2015

Because selling transport is really good revenue for facilities based 
carriers everywhere and the revenue per deal is higher than selling the 
same amount of Internet access (even if the bits are going to the other 
side of the planet).

Consider that 1 Gbps metro ethernet layer 2 transport circuit might be 
between $1500 and $3500 per month (wild guess) and the commodity 
residential gige Internet access is is starting look like it's going to 
be between $70 and $350 per month.

A transport sale is good money they can pick up off the ground just by 
saying yes.  I'm sure if you were a sales rep you'd like selling metro 
ethernet loops for the larger commissions and the larger customers that 
it got you involved with.  If you were a regional sales director for a 
carrier you'd especially like how these help your sales group more 
quickly make your numbers.  These deals are priced to pay for extending 
the physical plant as well.

Any carrier that doesn't help a customer with a transport request ends 
up effectively sending that customer to a competitor, with the result 
the customer then pays the competitor to extend their physical plant to 
the customer's location in the original carriers territory.


On 4/28/15 5:05 AM, Mike Hammett wrote:
> I'm not sure why or that Comcast would enable competition. Maybe I'm wrong. Then again, maybe Brandon isn't in a Comcast served area.
> -----
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> http://www.ics-il.com
> Midwest Internet Exchange
> http://www.midwest-ix.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Bulk" <frnkblk at iname.com>
> To: "Brandon Martin" <lists.nanog at monmotha.net>, nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:35:43 AM
> Subject: RE: IPTV providers in IN/Chicago
> I believe Vubiquity (http://www.vubiquity.com/product-portfolio/livevu/) does, as well as Comcast HITS (http://www.comcastwholesale.com/products-services/mpeg-2-content-delivery/mpeg-2-delivery-content-providers).
> Frank
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Brandon Martin
> Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 7:17 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: IPTV providers in IN/Chicago
> Anyone know of an IPTV provider/wholesaler who I could meet in
> Indianapolis (Henry St/Lifeline) or Chicago (Cermak/Equinix)?
> Direct solicitations are OK out-of-band.

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