|The Internet at Cyber Mesa pays an impressive sum for access to two separate Internet backbones. The redundacy more or less guarantees that we can maintain connectivity at all times. Even more intriguing, we do not charge as much for dedicated Internet access as the various backbone owners.|
|In general, entities that opt for dedicated access intend to link workstations on the Local Area Network to the Internet. As an ISP, we are experienced with the equipment and configurations required.|
|Dedicated dial-up uses a regular phone line or an ISDN line and provides for around the clock connectivity to the Internet. We would recommend this solution for small businesses in areas where DSL is not yet available.|
|The Cyber Mesa installation charge covers the modem port(s) at Cyber Mesa and programming the fixed IP address(es). |
The hidden cost is that the customer must pay for the phone line at his/her end. One good aspect of ISDN, however, is that one channel can be used for voice while the other channel connects to the Internet.
* In addition to the dedicated access ( which applies to a single location), we provide 30 hours of dial-up access per month so that you can retrieve your email in the event that you are traveling or otherwise away from the office.
|Frame Relay T1|
|Frame Relay provides one of the most dependable solutions for high-speed data communications. DSL has eclipsed Frame Relay in big metropolitan areas due to its low cost. Nonetheless, for mission critical requirements, Frame Relay provides more stability and reliability than most other platforms. A major advantage of Frame Relay over Point-to-Point T1's is that there are no added charges for distance, making it economical for communication between cities. |
The cost for Frame Relay can vary according to speed and location, and there are some areas where Frame Relay is not offered by the local telephone company. The pricing below is for a full T1 served by the same phone company at both ends.
|The Cyber Mesa installation charge covers configuration of routers/servers on the Cyber Mesa network. A DSU/CSU and router are required at the customer location.|
The monthly phone company monthly charge reflects month-to-month service. A one-year, three-year or five-year contract would offer modest savings.
|Wireless access involves a fairly large investment up front but offers modest monthly charges. Because wireless solutions work as an Ethernet extension, there is no need for a DSU/CSU or a router, just a wireless interface and an antenna. A wireless solution might serve well in remote areas.|
|Line-of-sight is required, though intermediate relay points can be introduced if needed. Higher bandwidth is available. The technology is advancing at a quick pace.|
|Cyber Mesa orders dedicated lines for its customers and passes along the phone company charges. Customers are welcome to review the phone company invoices at any time.|
Payment for dedicated services is due in advance at the start of the calendar month.
The rates above bring Internet access to the customer location. On the customer end, however, additional equipment may be required, and the Local Area Network must be configured to one degree or another for routing, email and a firewall.
While we have listed costs for typical situations, we realize that some customers have unique needs or are not in an area where they can take advantage of some technologies. We are happy to work with you to find a cost-effective solution.
For more information please call 1-888-988-2700 (988-9200 in Santa Fe).