Clarification of Answer by
15 Jul 2002 07:37 PDT
Thank you for your request for clarification. You certainly are
looking for a lot of information! Unfortunatly, I just cannot nail
down the exact numbers for you without knowing exactally what you are
planning on hosting, and making many phonecalls. That would be
outside the scope of this question. However, what I will do is go
over your question point by point and try my best to give you some
> I am looking for actual numbers and how they are
> modified by the factors I listed in my post.
>What are some real world current dollar/ megabit numbers.
Ah! Ok - what I'll do is give you some sample numbers. These may not
apply to your situation, but will give you a general idea.
Pair.com, for example, offers bandwidth for dedicated servers on a
sliding rate. 60 GB per month will cost you $105.00 above the basic
rack and power charges. You get 30 GB included, sp, dividing that out
comes to about $0.003 per megabyte a month. (3 tenths of one cent).
This will vary from provider to provider.
Information Week has an article in their December 18/25th edition of
2000 discussing the dropping price of T1 lines, and mentions that in
competitive urban areas, you can get a T1 line for under $150 a month,
although there will be additional charges above that for connectivity.
In general, pricing for a basic T1 line averages $300 to $500 a month,
while an Internet T1 costs from $900 to $2,500.
> How much does a T1 at a co-location site cost?
> What about t3, oc12, etc?
Generally you pay by amount of data transferred, although some charge
you peak or burst transfer rates. It depends on which colocation
provider you choose.
One provider, NYI, offers a fixed transfer option which would be
roughly equivilent to having your own 'T' line, without the hassles of
local loop charges and phone companies.
NYI offers the following prices:
1.5 MB/sec transfer option = $584 a month. (~T1 speed)
45 MB/sec transfer option = $17,505 a month. (~T3 speec)
100 MB/sec transfer option = $38,900 a month
If you wanted to have the lines ran to your business, this chart gives
you some general ideas of the port charges. This does not include the
cost of the line, which must be determined by the location of your
For example, a T1 at 1.544 MB/sec costs $739 per month.
A T3 at 45 MB/sec costs $11,914 per month.
An OC12 at 622 MB/sec costs $134,912 per month.
An OC48 at 2,488 MB/sec costs $452,712 per month.
> What about if I pay per GB?
Again, from NYI, here are some sample per GB charges:
20 GB @ 1MB/sec: $99 per month, with $3.50 per gig over
100 GB @ 1.5 MB/sec: $225 per month, with $2 per gig over
4,000 GB @ 50 MB/sec: $12,000 per month, with $2.50 per gig over
10,000 GB @ 100 MB/sec: $30,000 per month with $2 per gig over.
> How much for rack space?
NYI and many of the other providers throw in the rackspace with the
bandwidth. Once you get up to the cabinent level, they may start
charging. For example, NYI charges $450 per month for each cabinet.
> I want to know how much and how ISPs are charged for bandwidth
> and how much they mark up the prices they get.
Each ISP is charged a different rate depending on many factors
(again.) These rates are generally confidential and not available for
discussion. Also, pricing policies are confidential information.
This is a completely separate question that falls outside of the scope
of finding you bandwidth.
I hope this information is what you seek, if not, please, feel free to
request a refund.
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