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#644716 05/10/23 08:59 AM
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I have a customer (small medical practice) which currently using 1G Comcast Broadband. Lots of downtime so they are thinking of switching to Crown Castle Fiber.
Got a quote for 100M for about the same cost. Aside from reliability will the speed be sufficient? Any input is appreciated.

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Benefits of a MPLS Fiber link is higher quality connection, low latency, low jitter. I had a customer wait months and months for such a connection and refused a Comcast cable modem connection because they believed it wasn't good enough. It all depends on what they need the internet for, right? 100M fiber is going to be good.

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Speed should be plenty. Most small offices don't realize just how little bandwidth they need. "The internet is slow" complaints would probably only start to arise if a small office has less than 50 Mbits down or 20 Mbits up in my experience...


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Keep in mind Comcast is a shared circuit.
Probably 960 M × 35M. Crown Castle fibor will be
Full 100M X 100M
That should be very good for a small office

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So Comcast fiber is shared? I just assumed it would be 100M/100M. Thanks for the info.

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If the fiber is on a PON system, it could also be shared. However, the fiber connection will be much better in terms of latency and jitter and free from EM interference that coax cannot match. I would go with the fiber connection and not even think twice about it.

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CC Fiber. I work with them. If you need help, let me know.


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