ANX Corporate Blog: Posts tagged as Broadband

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Aug 27th 2010, 09:13

Aggregate your Frankenstein Network

Posted by Mike Kelsen
So, you’ve made the decision to incorporate broadband into your corporate WAN, deploying Internet as a Transport (IAAT) at branch office locations distributed across the country.
Great. Now what?
Unfortunately, it’s not quite as simple as dialing the Internet Service Provider (ISP) you use at headquarters (HQ). The problem is that, generally, there is no single ISP covering all of your locations nationwide. Instead, in the US, we have a patchwork of telecomm providers and Multiple System Operators (MSOs) broken-down by region and transport type.
Want cable in Minneapolis? Well, that’s Comcast. DSL in Dallas? Call AT&T.
Now, let’s say you make the heroic, up-front effort and are able to engage (and negotiate separate contracts

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Jun 21st 2010, 15:19

Broadband Support- Don't leave your Network without It

Posted by Mike Kelsen
In our last blog, we talked about the benefits of incorporating broadband (BB) into the corporate WAN. Now, let’s talk about how you realize those benefits. Really, it’s all in the support. Unlike those more expensive private, leased-line options, BB is not 99.99999% reliable. Come on, there is no such thing as a free lunch, right? Being that much cheaper (for so much more bandwidth), there had to be a catch. And the catch is that BB flaps and dips. You know this from your Internet connection at home.
The key to making BB reliable enough for deployment in a demanding corporate environment is having the tools and support to start remediating performance loss immediately upon occurrence. Imagine having a tech sitting with you at home ready to trouble-shoot your

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Jun 4th 2010, 11:40

MPLS Costing You an Arm and a Leg?

Posted by Mike Kelsen
Thinking about incorporating broadband into your company’s wide area network?
You should. Most enterprises are over-using multiprotocol lable switching (MPLS) (and therefore overpaying for connectivity). I mean, if you are running applications such as voice or video which require quality of service (QOS), then fine. But in my experience, many firms which have MPLS everywhere don’t actually need it everywhere. And if you don’t need it everywhere, then why pay the premium.
Instead, take a look at broadband. It’s always much cheaper than MPLS and may be an especially good fit for branch or small office locations which can tolerate lower service level agreements (SLA) (although cable is extremely reliable – certainly not

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