FORETHOUGHT.net announced today that is has deployed and lit a new, fiber-optic transport system with 8 Terabit/second capacity, between Grand Junction, CO, and Montrose, CO. “Our business and the bandwidth we need to carry is growing radically in Montrose and surrounding areas. We needed a solution that would be disruptive in the marketplace – let us keep up with bandwidth demand, while ensuring long-term profitability, and total control of our own network.”, said Jawaid Bazyar, President of FORETHOUGHT.net. “This capacity will allow us to dramatically drive down long-haul bandwidth prices, as part of our mission to bridge the digital divide in rural Colorado.” DWDM, or Dense-Wave Division Multiplexing, is the technology that enables placing many parallel channels of fiber-optic signal on one fiber-optic circuit. FORETHOUGHT.net said it expects high demand for these services. “There is tremendous growth from government, and cellular, fixed wireless, and fiber to the home, and all… read more →
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As one of the premiere cities in the West, Denver has a lot to be proud of. Denver features beautiful scenery, an amazing amount of sunshine, a booming economy, a thriving cultural scene and a strong business community. But, like most cities across the U.S., Denver is still stuck in the past when it comes to Internet service. Residents and businesses are forced to rely on slow cable speeds, or even slower DSL speeds – but not for long. Gigabit Fiber Internet has arrived in Denver, thanks to FORETHOUGHT.net. The fastest Internet available, fiber broadband blows everything else out of the water – and for a price that meets or beats the much slower competition. The difference A gigabit equals 1,000 megabits. In comparison, most cable Internet providers offer around 50 megabits, speeds that they market as the fastest in the industry. At 20 times the bandwidth, the difference between… read more →
In light of recent press reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian newspapers regarding the NSA having “direct, backdoor” access to the servers of Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft and many other internet companies, as well as the revelation that the NSA routinely gets data dumps of all phone call records for at a minimum Verizon (but also probably the other major companies as well), I felt it important to make a clear statement about FORETHOUGHT.net’s position. FORETHOUGHT.net has never received a direct request for any kind of “blanket” data dump, either of web traffic information, or of phone call records. Neither does the NSA or any other government agency have equipment or connectivity in or on our directly-controlled network for the purpose of snooping our customer’s activities. We believe any such ‘Fishing expedition” would be an unjustifiable violation of your Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable search… read more →
(Photo by GONZALO BAEZA) With an estimated 45 percent of Americans now using smartphones (66 percent for those younger than 30 years old), it makes sense this trend bleeds into the enterprise space. This strategy isn’t as easy as telling employees to use their own phones, however. You need to know what phone number to put on your website. And what if you want more than one employee to be responsible for responding to that number? Or what about call recording, routing and other services you traditionally associate with landline service? In this article, I will analyze research from Software Advice contributor Kelly Lindner. She recently shared her insights on strategies for deploying smartphones for business, as well as pros and cons for transitioning to this business telephony model. To PBX, or Not to PBX? Companies with three or fewer employees can usually get by just using their smartphone network… read more →
Customer service in the telecommunications industry is still a ridiculous, out-of-control disaster. I say this knowing that FORETHOUGHT.net also sometimes does not measure up to the standards I expect. The difference, I think, is that we actually care about the experience of our customers, that our values are to treat our customers as if our livelihoods depend on them – which it does – and to therefore desire to treat them with courtesy, with respect, with understanding; to reply promptly to customer inquiries and needs with information that is useful, timely, and valuable. It is a work in progress to make our entire organization responsive in the way I want. If we fall short of that, I apologize – let me know. I want to know about it. I’m going to write about 3 examples of horrible, horrible service I received. And all of them boil down to one simple… read more →
Term contracts are a part of the telecom landscape. There’s no way to avoid them, really – it’s very capital-intensive to install and turn up new telecommunications services, so companies like FORETHOUGHT.net require a minimum term in order to make sure we can get that investment back, and make a profit. When our contracts expire, they go month-to-month. But there are still telecom companies out there that have contract clauses that automatically renew your service agreement for a year or even for the original term, possibly up to three years, unless you cancel within a narrow time window. These clauses are known as “auto-renewal” clauses, though I’ve heard of them as “greenfield” clauses too. These terms are purely for the carrier’s benefit, and what they do is put incredible time pressure on you, the customer, to quickly make a decision. Many of these auto-renew clauses only give you a 30-day… read more →