I am have a lot of sites around the US that only need in the 5mb-10mb range. I have several sites where fiber isnt an option from the local cable MSO where i usually get i from (charter,TWcable,comcast,ect) and i know what pricing we can get from ATT for NXT1 so im looking for options.
Their EIS or Eithernet internet service in the 2mbps-10mbps seems like a good fit. I have sites in around ~10 of the markets they service. It seems they do similar stuff to XO communications with Ethernet Over Copper. Where as XO will actually get copper loops at some distances and use a hatteras networks box and then get t1 loops at those further out, TWTelecom seems to get T1 loops for everything and uses a Overture Networks device. I know we will still be at the mercy of the LEC for a decent pair and for support if there is ever a line issue, so the extra layer (LEC>TW>ME) is something to consider.
I have some preliminary pricing and it seems resonable, and i think with a little work i can get it to where i need. So does anyone use this EIS service or have any clients with it? How about their service and support, anyone have any comments on that?
Yea speakeasy is reselling it also here. As i said for those prices there is a distance limitation since they do use copper pairs, where as it seems twcable uses t1 style loops so their price is a bit higher, but you have more of a chance of getting it. I have a call today with an engineer so i will see what else i can find out.