Residential Internet Access Keeping Your Teleworkers Down?

Does poor performing residential Internet access keep your teleworkers from being productive?

In a lot of cases, it’s not the bandwidth that determines performance across a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It’s latency, jitter and packet loss. Specifically, it's what the service provider, like Comcast is doing to the network behind the scenes that causes latency, jitter and packet loss, which in turn slows residential service. Sometimes to a stand still.


For $299/mo your teleworker can be more productive. That’s the price of an MPLS T1 to a residence. I'm designing this exact solution for a small business with a from-home teleworker this week. You can get a MPLS node via DSL transport for as little as $109.95/mo right now. Other transport methods are available, including T1 ($299) and EoC (call for pricing).

Bandwidth ranges for different transport methods:

  • DSL - 1.5Mb down X 768k up to 25mb down to 1.5mb up
  • T1 - 1.5Mb symmetrical to 12Mb symmetrical.
  • EoC bandwidth is available from 3Mb to 30Mb.

As always, contact us with any questions. You can reach us right now, direct at (206) 420-0140.

Existing Customer Promotion from Integra Telecom

Here is right now's existing customer promotion from business phone and Internet service provider, Integra Telecom.

Current customers can boost their Integrated Access bandwidth (SIP Solutions or Legacy Novus Product) with additional T1s at $199 each on a 36 month term. Additional $75 for EEL

ICB: IP-60712-093012-1

Caisson has maintained an exceptional agent relationship with Integra Telecom since our founding in 2005. We have lots to say about this best-in-class telecom provider, including tips for how best to acquire its services.

Contact us for more details or to jump on this promo today: (206) 420-0140

New Integra Promo (Limited Time) $499 10M EoC

Through March 31, 2012, phone and Internet business customers can take advantage of low promotional rates on Integra Telecom's flagship 10M Ethernet or popular T1 combinations, as well as dedicated data T1s.

As additional incentive for customers, you can offer a signing bonus, applied as an upfront service credit, for signing a 3-year term before March 15.

New Customer Promotions include:

How to dedicate telecom dollars to service, not taxes

Taxes. They're the bane of telecom pricing. Often an unexpected cost, they vary depending on your area. Here's how to lessen your tax exposure and direct more of your telecom dollars to your actual service.

Pipe voice services across the Internet

In telecom, voice services are taxed. Internet services are not. So, if you design your solution to deliver voice services across an adequate Internet connection, such as T1 lines or Ethernet Over Copper (EoC) you can lower your taxes by 50 - 70%.

Will Comcast Business Internet Service Replace T-1 Lines?

Here's a question:

Would you build your network on a service that it is not backed by a SLA?

Last week, I blogged about the benefits of an SLA. Today, I confirmed that Comcast Business's 100 Mbps high-speed business Internet service does not provide one. Am I out of step, or are they?

A $40 billion company and the 3rd largest phone service provider in the nation, Comcast has already captured SMB market share. It has done this in part with business services that the company claims will replace T-1 lines. These services, although not guaranteed, are low-cost and super fast. Two out of three legs on a stool: Not bad.