From: Paul Curtayne (niche at domain tinet.ie)
Date: Fri 14 May 1999 - 10:12:24 IST
> "Covad is offering flat-rate pricing based on speed and distance.
> Symmetrical DSL at 144 kilobits per second from one remote site to a
> point under 500 miles away will cost $135 a month - around half the
> cost of running a frame relay service to the remote office, the
> How much would TE charge for a 144 kilobits per second always on
> Dublin to a branch office in Cork or Limerick?
> Mote at http://www.covad.com
Well, a 128k line from TE from Kerry to Dublin (175 miles as the crow
flies) is #2200 to setup, and #6584 per year for the line which I was
quoted 3 days ago.
mid-Kerry to Cork (~65 miles) is same setup, plus #5082 per annum.
Over 35 km, the extra cost per km is quite small as you can see.
For comparison - 512k:
Kerry-Dublin 2800 setup, 16811 p.a.
Kerry-Cork 2800 setup, 11138 p.a.
FWIW, I'm investigating leased lines in Kerry and any worthwhile info
I find re: companies, prices which may be applicable to other rural
areas etc I will post on.
Roland Keogh recommended Minerva which should be very good value in
areas where they already have a prescence, and so far my initial
contact with them has been very impressive. They actually seem to give
a shit about helping me!
It turns out they have a line 9 miles from me, and if the company
there wouldn't mind sharing it may be a great deal.
This is one time I wish I was in Blanchardstown/anywhere urban though,
can't say that often :-)
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