Using Ethernet to deliver WAN (Wide-Area Network) services such as Internet access, point-to-point multi-site networking, can greatly simplify network design, improve reliability, and reduce costs.
Hi all, I have been wanting for some time to improve communication with our customers – and in addition to trying to get newsletters published more regularly, thought that I would experiment with blogging as a way to get timely information out to you without necessarily filling your mailboxes with stuff you might not want to read. So, welcome! My first series of posts will be in regards to our first-ever underground fiber build. Jawaid Bazyar, President
So, you are crazy enough to want to build your very own metropolitan fiber-optic network. You are in good company – I am crazy enough to want to do it. I am also crazy enough to want to share the experience, and tell you how to do it. I believe that in sharing what I learn I will ultimately learn more than if I tried to keep this all a secret. I am going to share this, also because I think it will make good reading for tech-heads like myself. This isn’t rocket science, but it’s also far enough removed from day-to-day IT stuff that the solutions to some of the problems involved are not obvious! That said, in I dive. The first step of our project is to build an “entrance facility”. This is basically a fiber cable penetrating into a Qwest Central Office – those are the buildings… read more →
FORETHOUGHT.net Launches PerfectFone – Residential Telephone & Broadband Bundle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Denver, CO) March 4, 2005 FORETHOUGHT.net, a Denver-based telephone and Internet company, today announced the launch of its residential and SOHO (Small-office home-office) PerfectFone service – telephone service bundled with its “Mach” high-speed broadband Internet service. With broadband speeds up to 5mbps (five megabits) and aggressive pricing on telephone service, PerfectFone provides some serious competition to both cable internet and Qwest – the local incumbent phone company. “We believe that our service package, made possible by advanced new DSL technology, will set a new bar in Denver for residential and small-office communications. No other company is providing the speeds that we are, bundled with telephone service,” FORETHOUGHT.net CEO Jawaid Bazyar said. “In addition to the fastest DSL around, we bundle in full-featured local and long-distance telephone service with all the bells and whistles… read more →
CABLE-CRUSHING DSL SERVICE! FORETHOUGHT.net goes supersonic with new MACH 1.5 DSL Internet service! The most exciting news in DSL internet service since it began, is that we can now provide residential DSL that is as fast as cable modems, for a competitive price! As you know, we work with Qwest to provide DSL. Qwest hooks you up with the DSL line, and that line connects you to our high-speed, super-reliable Internet network. (Did you know that in 2003 we did not have a single unplanned Internet outage?) Many of our existing DSL customers can upgrade to Mach 1.5 DSL – and many of you will pay *LESS* after upgrading! Here is a comparison of our DSL with Comcast’s “cable modems”: FORETHOUGHT.net Mach 1.5 DSL Comcast cable modem Roaming Dial-up YES NO Static IP YES NO Can run servers YES NO Supports VPN YES NO (if needs static IP) Download… read more →
Email – FORETHOUGHT.net fights spam! FORETHOUGHT.net successfully fights the onslaught of spam By implementing numerous different spam-fighting technologies into a single package, our NetGuardian(tm) spam-blocking system has achieved tremendous results. We are now blocking over 3 million spams on the average day. At this rate, in 2004 we will block well over over 1.1 BILLION spams from reaching our customers. Spams blocked since January 24, 2004: 4,398,626,822
Hosting > Co-Location Do you need a server dedicated to your Internet application? Thinking of doing it yourself, by getting your own T1 line? Before you do — read on! By co-locating, you gain all the benefits of a world-class IT operation, for a tiny fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. You won’t have to worry about redundancy, power quality, or air conditioning – you can instead focus on your business. Get the benefits of our advanced redundant high-speed network at a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself: There are several good reasons to Co-Locate your Internet server at a FORETHOUGHT.net Data Center: Individual, locking cabinets means you know you are the only one with access to your server Building power fed from triple-redundant generating stations Centralized, fault-tolerant UPS power Controlled Environmentals with 100% plenum induction (raised floor and plenum ceiling) High-security: computer-controlled magnetic card-key security… read more →
FREE Wi-Fi Hot-Spot Locations FORETHOUGHT.net provides and supports FREE Wi-Fi Hot-Spot Broadband Internet access at the following locations in the Denver Metro Area: Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax Avenue BOOK STORE / COFFEE SHOP 2526 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80206 Speed: 1.5mbps (T-1) / 802.11g 802.11b map Tattered Cover Book Store Lo-Do BOOK STORE / COFFEE SHOP 1628 16th Street Denver, CO 80202 Speed: 15mbps (yes, Fifteen!) / 802.11g 802.11b map Tattered Cover Book Store Highlands Ranch BOOK STORE / COFFEE SHOP 9315 Dorchester Street Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Speed: 1.5mbps / 802.11g 802.11b map Hi-Rise Bakery BAKERY / COFFEE SHOP 2162 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205 Speed: 10.0mbps / 802.11g 802.11b map Surf for free while you have a sip! If you don’t have broadband at home, schlepping the laptop down to one of our FREE Hot-Spots can be just the thing if you… read more →