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Cable co. VoIP for small business?

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Cable co. VoIP for small business?

rgarretson
Anyone out there with either good or bad experiences deploying Internet access and/or VoIP services from your local cable TV provider? I've read that Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and others are starting to offer attractive bundles for small and mid-sized businesses, but I've also read concerns about the reliability of cable VoIP for business, as few providers have yet to achieve the old, "five nines" that the telecos promise (99.999 percent uptime). I've got both Comcast and upstart "overbuilder" RCN Communications in my market. But I'm curious about positive and negative experiences with cable service in general, thought I suspect the track records of the big guys would be most relevant.

Thanks in advance.
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DanKe

here is a good article I was reading myself the other night.. Im not sure if it's what you are looking for.
My company is running a PBX on a PRI, and we are looking to save money on long distance costs..
Apparently there are two sides of the story.. just like with anything in life, there are things you have to weigh out and decide which is best for your company.

I'd give VoIP about another year and a half before it's really a stable way of running your phones...

As for service providers... They are all evil.
EDIT:
I am retarded, here is the link: http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/6350