I also concur with Mike and Kevin. We had big troubles with bandwidth last
fall and added Packetshaper. It provided immediate assistance. I can also
say that training helped save us for the remaining of the year. We sent our
system admin to a Packetshaper class for two days. It was a great return on
our training dollar.
Maybe I am behind the curve ball on this, but during the summer we shopped
around before adding additional bandwidth. PC is in a rather rural area so
we were focusing only on T1’s. The average cost per mg was around $800
(including the typical overhead). Just for grins we spoke to the local TV
cable company and found we could get fiber bandwidth for $425 mg (with no
overhead). Thus, we changed over to fiber. It was a very painless switch.
Another major plus is we can obtain additional bandwidth, if needed, within
24 hours with a telephone call...it is a great “bandwidth insurance policy”.
For an additional T1 it takes over 45 days. No problems so far this year.
Presbyterian College - Director of Admin Computing/Telecom
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