[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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