What’s the cost of a true guaranteed speed?
So people are asking for a minimum guaranteed speed. How about a true guaranteed speed? It’s when you subscribed to a 1Mbps line and you constantly get 1Mbps speeds anytime, all the time.
Apparently, getting a the true speed you subscribe to isn’t cheap at all — not by a mile.
According to fellow blogger Migs in the comments section:
A 2Mbps E1 sa Smart would cost between $1,500 to $2,000. Globe is offering it a bit cheaper — around $900 to $1,300 per month.
In a 2008 thread on Istorya.net, a 2Mbps leased line with Globe costs Php15,000 per month which also gives you 6 static public IPs.
At TipidPC, a 256Kbps leased line with Globe costs about Php7,000+ a month.
The benefit with leased line is that you get 99.99% uptime and a CIR or committed internet rate (some sort of a guaranteed minimum bandwidth speed). When these guarantees are not met, the ISP gives back rebates to the customer.
These type of packages, though not really that fast, are usually used for mission critical businesses where uptime and consistency are of utmost importance. That’s the reason why there’s a huge difference in guarantees with a 2Mbps residential line and a 2Mbps leased line.