Re: Backbone provider

Howie Hamlin ( (no email) )
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 12:53:41 -0500

I don't think that's a good solution for us:

We have 4 servers
we like "total contol" over the servers (ie. direct local access)
Co-location prices seem too high

Thanks anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Payer <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, January 23, 1998 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Backbone provider

>> My company is an IPP in New York (no dialup access). We host several web
>> sites, email domains, etc. We also do our own DNS so we don't need that
>> from elsewhere - we only need the connectivity and a class C. We are
>> currently running on a 56k frame relay from Netcom. We have a quote from
>> Netcom but want to see what another backbone provider has to offer. From
>> our statistics it looks like we'll be needing an upgrade to a frac T-1
>> or 256k). Can anyone recommend a backbone provider that has:
>> 24x7 support
>> Frac T-1 including a class C.
>> We're looking to get this as inexpensive (read CHEAP) as possible.
>This is the kind of situation where you may want to consider colocation.
>You could put your box on someone's network for anywhere from
>$300-$800/month (lots of variables here) and they would provide you with IP
>addresses and you make web sites to your hearts content. You/your web
>visitors would have faster access than via a fractional connection. This
>would save you the headaches of network administration. (ie, instead of
>being the person that is called at midnight about how a customer's website
>is not available right now AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY - you can be the caller
>David Payer
>PS - sure, we do that.
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