Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Integra Launches Broadband Internet Products

Phone+ magazine posted the press release: "Integra Telecom Inc., a facilities-based, integrated communications provider, now offers Broadband Internet, a new product affording small and medium businesses enterprise-level Internet access at rates that fit the small- and medium-sized business budget. Integra's Broadband Internet products are the only offering of their kind among competitive telecom providers in Integra's territory today. The services combine the bandwidth potential of Integra's metropolitan fiber networks with two phone-grade copper lines to deliver download speeds of 5, 15 and 25 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2 Mbps within most of the markets Integra serves."

Sounds like they are doing Mid-Band Ethernet (EFM) or G.SHDSL over Copper using either Hatteras or Actelis.

This quote by Dudley Slater, CEO of Integra Telecom shows a lack of industry knowledge that is usually reserved for RBOC's:

"At the rates we are offering, Integra's Broadband Internet service speeds are unprecedented among telecom providers, and we're proud to be the first to offer a product we believe will change business telecommunication standards."

Slater, if you were reading my stuff, you would have been doing this 18 months ago!

UPDATE: This is probably ADSL2+, which isn't that astounding now is it?

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