Depending on your Internet Service Provider is a fact-of-life in today’s technology-intensive culture. Come in on Monday morning to discover that your internet’s down, and you know what kind of day it’s going to be. You can’t get much done without your internet. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot. As a local Managed IT Services provider, we occassionally run into situatinos where a client is seemingly stuck in a contract with an over-priced internet service, especially since the bandwidth they may be getting is less than you can get at home. One of the reasons for the price-performance disparity is that your local cable communitions comany and they’re friendly fiber-optic bretheren don’t go out-of-their-way to run lines to businesses located on the wrong-side-of-the-street, let alone on-the-wrong-side-of-the -tracks.
Clark Shuster — the LBCCC president at the time — called to ask us if there was anything we could do to cut their internet service provider bill in some way.
At the same time, next-door neigbor – The United Way – was also looking for another solution to their internet service provider needs. Through a strategic relationship with Comcast Cable Communications, SyncraTec’s Sean Condron was able to open a discussion between the parties and Comcast to facilitate the installation of Comcast Business Class Internet service to their side of the road where, previously, there was no Comcast or Verizon high speed internet access. Based on the new business, Comcast was able to absorb the construction costs needed to install high speed internet service on their side of the road. When the service was installed, the Lower Bucks Chamber and the United Way both were able to take advantage of the service. For the Chamber that meant reducing their bill by 50% and increasing their internet speed by 50 times over the T1 line previously provided by their legacy Internet Service Provider.