School: Indiana University (IUB, IUPUI, and 6 Regional Campuses)
Provider: Verizon & Time Warner
Bandwidth: ~500 Mbps
Years with ISP: Verizon <1 year; TW 3 Years
Satisfaction: Verizon TW
Service 5 4+
Price 5 5
Performance 5 4+
Comments: We get a share of the bandwidth purchased by the Indiana
GigaPoP, which feeds IU system, Purdue, and part of the state's IT
Network. Total purchase is ~1.2Gig. Contract runs until July -- 1 year.
We get ~1Gig from Verizon and the rest from TW, which also provides an
expandable service (to full OC12) which provides our fail-over (which
we've never had to use). Basically, TW lets us use part of an OC12 but we
could burst up to full if we needed to. We expect to bid again this
Spring to see if we can get better pricing for the next year.
Brian D. Voss
Associate Vice President for Telecommunications
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