12/14/08

Comcast for Mundelein

Can you believe that only one of our four sites can get Comcast? Turns out it is our Mundelein campus so we jumped on the option. Initially Comcast told us that they would have to trench from the back of our property to the building across our new parking lot. I was hoping that would not be the case.

I met the installer out there on Friday to discuss what we were going to do to get the service to the building. He said that it was already there. Confused I had him show me and sure enough there was a green pill shaped junction box right next to our power transformer! I had assumed that it was a phone junction!

So, after a quick install we now have 16 Mbps down and 2Mbps up Internet for about $100 a month! After some speed tests I found that it was about 14 Mbps down and 8 Mbps up! This is going to help our Internet needs tremendously once our Opt-E-Man fiber network is in place. Going to test with the 5 port SMC modem/router they provided but then need to look for a better firewall. Looking at SonicWall this time.

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