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FCC Reports on Best Broadband Services - How Did Your Provider Perform?

August 30th, 2011 by admin

Posted 8/29/11 By Dan Baldwin Editor, 951-251-5155 email Many business owners wonder, "Why is the broadband Internet connection at my home so cheap and the one at my office so expensive?" I mean seriously, a 1.5 meg T-1 at work is upwards of $400 per month while a 35 meg connection at home is under...
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Posted in: Data Network & Internet Access, Home Office Solutions,

AT&T: Your business is important ... start paying $8 more per month for every phone line!

August 30th, 2011 by admin

Posted 8/29/11 By Dan Baldwin Editor, 951-251-5155 email So I'm helping a large multi-location business customer sort through, analyze, organize and otherwise  "fix" their multiple AT&T and Verizon phone bills and we ran across this politely worded notice recently mailed from Ma Bell: Dear Valued...
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Posted in: Uncategorized, AT&T and Verizon Alternatives, Contract & Agreement Issues, Why Buy from Telecom Agents,

Metro Ethernet versus MPLS

August 11th, 2011 by admin

  Here are 4 things to think about as you recommend Metro Ethernet (Known as fiber or Point to Point) and MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) services to your clients. 1. QoS/CoS- While the benefit of prioritizing network traffic can be achieved with either technology, only MPLS offers this...
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Posted in: Uncategorized,

Kudos, Kathy!

August 3rd, 2011 by admin

  ATEL and its dedicated team of professionals will do everything we can to guarantee your satisfaction when working together. We also like to recognize our employees when they receive accolades from you. Today, we recognize Kathy Stigall, senior dispatcher in our service department. Kathy has...
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Posted in: Uncategorized,

ATEL's Hospitality Manager Supports MDA

August 3rd, 2011 by admin

ATEL Communications’ hospitality manager, Dave Sugino, will be on board the USS Midway, a long-time ATEL client, on August 18, 2011, from 0900 to 1600 (9 AM to 4 PM, for you landlubbers!), with the goal of raising awareness of and donations for the San Diego Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association...
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Posted in: Uncategorized,

Wondering Where Comcast Fits Into Your Voice & Data Mix? Ask a Professional Telecom Agent

June 21st, 2011 by admin

By Dan Baldwin, Editor If your business is in an area served by Comcast you've probably at least tried them at home for your local phone service or TV service. Now you're likely wondering, "How can their business voice and data services help my business solutions?" Well wonder no more because Comcast...
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Posted in: Business Phone Systems, Data Network & Internet Access, Why Buy from Telecom Agents,

Do You Need an Ethernet Over Fixed Wireless Quote to Guarantee Redundancy? (Yes!)

June 21st, 2011 by admin

By Dan Baldwin, Editor Mobile phones give all of us a sense of security. I check to make sure my cell phone is charged and in my pocket before going anywhere in my car. In my home and office my cell phone sits right next to my office phone. Why? I can count on it to work if there's a problem with my...
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Posted in: Fixed Wireless,

Can Competitors Get Your Customer List From Your Salesperson's Smartphone? 4 quick tips to stop this...

June 21st, 2011 by admin

By Dan Baldwin, Editor So you've firewalled your businesses most valuable content like your customer lists, sales figures and the like from attacks over the Internet, but can your competitors still access the information the same way your salespeople do - using their smartphone? If you said, "No way...
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Posted in: Mobile Phones & Wireless Data,

Wondering About "the Cloud" for Your Critical Business Applications? Check out this San Diego conference...

June 21st, 2011 by admin

By Dan Baldwin, Editor Interested in rubbing shoulders with your C-levels and senior IT manager end-user businesses peers who are also interested in migrating their critical business applications to the cloud? If so, you should consider attending and sponsoring this cloud conference in September that's...
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Posted in: Cloud Computing (Hosting & Colocation),

Why Buy From Telecom Agents? Multi-vendor technology solutions require multi-vendor technology experts

June 21st, 2011 by admin

By Dan Baldwin, Editor Does it make sense to fire the people who know how your business critical technology solutions work in a multi-vendor environment? You're right, it doesn't, so file this news story under "How-does-that-help-your-customers?" In getting ready to attend the Managed and Hosted Video...
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Posted in: Why Buy from Telecom Agents,

5 Ways to Prevent or Minimize Your Next Business Phone SIP Service Outage

May 24th, 2011 by admin

Posted 5/24/11 By Dan Baldwin, ATEL Sales Director, 800-500-ATEL As a telecom agent, it's my job to help my business customers choose the right voice and data telecom solutions for business. They already know that there's about a half dozen or so main phone companies to choose...
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Posted in: IP-PBX, SIP, VoIP,

Is the Public Internet a Bad Place for your Businesses Internet Traffic?

May 24th, 2011 by admin

Posted 5/24/11 By Dan Baldwin, ATEL Sales Director, 800-500-ATEL When I sold my first Internet T-1 to a business customer a decade ago I was amazed that a business would spend over $800 a month to have their data "go really fast" as compared to what they would get with a slower...
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Posted in: Computers, IT Solutions,

Does Your Company Pass the 12-question "Data Backup & Recovery Test"?

May 24th, 2011 by admin

Posted 5/24/11 By Dan Baldwin, ATEL Sales Director, 800-500-ATEL In general, the biggest worry most business owners have is "lack of sales" since a long term lack of sales pretty much solves all other business problems. After succeeding in sales though, the biggest...
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Posted in: Computers, IT Solutions,

Do You Need an Ethernet Over Fixed Wireless Option on that Broadband Internet Quote? (Yes!)

April 11th, 2011 by admin

Wireless cell phones give all of us a sense of security. I check to make sure my cell phone is charged and in my pocket before going anywhere in my car. In my home and office my cell phone sits right next to my office phone. Why? I can count on it to work if there's a problem with my landline. The way...
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Posted in: Broadband, Communications, Ethernet, Fixed Wireless, Telecommunications, Web/Tech,