[SASAG] CLECs for fractional PRI / local phone service

Michael T. Halligan michael at halligan.org
Sat Jun 16 15:23:22 PDT 2007

On Jun 15, 2007, at 7:39 PM, David P. Allen wrote:

> branen salmon wrote:
>> Hi, all--
>> I'm wondering if anyone might be able to recommend a CLEC to  
>> provide a
>> fractional PRI in Seattle.
>> I'm in the process of switching our growing office from a small,
>> POTS-based PBX to Asterisk, and I'd love to replace those POTS lines
>> with a fractional PRI.  Right now, we're paying Qwest around $300/mo
>> for eight analog lines.  Qwest doesn't do fractional PRIs, and their
>> full T1 PRIs cost as much as 24 analog lines, way beyond what we can
>> justify.
>> I'd really like to ditch POTS, but it's obviously not going to happen
>> unless I can find a CLEC with much better pricing than Qwest.  Any
>> recommendations?
> We have been happy with Integra Telecom (http:// 
> www.integratelecom.com/)
> for 6+ years.  We also have used Electric Lightwave and were quite
> happy, but they are now part of Integra as well.  I cannot speak to
> their pricing as we are part of a consortium that buys a lot of  
> service
> and all of our circuits are full T1s or bigger.

Didn't Integra just buy ELI? My understanding is Integra is the up  
and coming CLEC lately,
buying everybody under the sun.

> -- 
> David P. Allen
> Asst. Dir., Network & Communication Systems
> Information & Technology Services
> Pacific Lutheran University
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