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Reader Responses Requested: Cloud and the WAN

Doug is working on a story on how many may not want to take the plunge into the cloud due to slow WAN connections.

Is your current WAN setup in your area holding you back from making the move? And how do you see the overall infrastructure changing to facilitate more applications and clients in the cloud? Share your thoughts with Doug at

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/08/2011 at 1:18 PM

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Fri, Sep 16, 2011 Jerry Adams Bedford, MA

I've been wondering where the bandwidth to connect a small business to the cloud will come from. Here in the Boston area we have )(with a static IP); 1. FIOS 35Mbps Up&Dn $210/month. 2. Comcast 50Mbps Dn / 10Up $210/month. 3. T-1s 1.5Mbps Up&Dn $600/month for the first, $400/month for each additional. 4. T-3 at 45Mbps at a guess of $6000/month. 5. There is also DSL at 2Mbps Dn / 800Kbps Up $80/month. Some towns or buildings only have the T-1 & T-3 options. Others may have one or more of DSL, Comcast, & FIOS. If I has a small business with 25 users and wanted to go to the cloud for everything, I think that my choices are FIOS or T-3. If I had FIOS available in my building, it would be a no-brainer. If it was T-3 it would be "Not in the budget".

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