Doug Stewart on 20 May 2011 09:46:52 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] ISP's (OT)

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Conor Schaefer <> wrote:
At the agency where I work, we use Comcast cable for our needs (about 50 hosts, roughly, and much of what needs done is intranet), and also have a T1 line as a fallback. As long as your switch supports two WANs, then you should be able to use this setup. When we have outages with Comcast, which happens about once every three or fourth months, I'd guess, and lasts most of a morning, then T1 fallback keeps us running.

If you don't have the resources to invest in this kind of redundancy, I think the Comcast would be acceptable, as long as you don't mind that intermittent downtime. YMMV. I'm excited that the Fairmount area is getting FiOS, so watch for expansions of that service area, too.

Comcast does do fibre connections as well. You just need to ask nicely. (Pricey, though.) 


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