Category Archives: General Telecom

Tips for Navigating Contract Negotiations

Posted by:Chase Linscomb

Disclaimer, we aren’t attorneys, we don’t want to be attorneys, but we have access to some very good attorneys should you need it. Now, here’s the thing, we are telecom solution providers, which means we provide well-vetted, best-in-class carrier solutions.  Since we have been doing this for over 50 years collectively, we have consequently looked…

Knowing what you don’t know about Switched Ethernet!

Posted by:SteveRoos

I was once told by an individual some of the smartest people that he knows are those that know what they don’t know. Now with Switched Ethernet we must know what we don’t know because once we get past the fact there’s a great price, we still have end users that we must support on…

Are all carrier Ethernet connections created equal?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

We continue debating shared/switched Ethernet as a WAN solution with peers in the industry, vendors and customers.  The argument from our perspective is not all ethernet connections are created equal.  The opinions are varied, some are based on fact, some are based on being in the industry too long and cynicism has set in and others just…

What happens behind the WAN?

Posted by:SteveRoos

Is what happens behind the WAN (the LAN)  important to our WAN environment? Well after living in Alaska for ten years I will answer that with the stand rhetorical question asked there “does a bear crap in the woods?” So if you are still reading I guess you figured out that just because we are…

Cloud Applications in the mid-markets!

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Cloud Applications in the mid-markets? A view of our small piece of the IT world. However, I thought it might be interesting to hear what Wired Networks is seeing over the last six to twelve months as it relates to the adoption of cloud applications in the mid-markets.  I know, everyone defines the mid-markets differently….

The art of when to use a VPN?

Posted by:SteveRoos

When to use a VPN?  Well today’s topic is one that we here constantly at Wired Networks so we are good to dig into the weeds a little bit on this one and hopefully give the management folks more information to make this a little more clear. So sit back relax and enjoy the ride…

Remote Network Management anyone?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Remote Network management anyone? You’re at your buddies house watching the game and you get an alert by email the corporate network is down and you are it, pin the tail on the donkey.  You are the guy/gal on call to troubleshoot and isolate the problem.  Perfect! If you had a $100 in your pocket…

Carrier Evaluation, who has the ‘Best’ MPLS Network?

Posted by:SteveRoos

Carrier Evaluation, who has the ‘Best’ MPLS Network? After 32 years in the telecom industry and working my way up through the ranks to an Engineer and Trainer I get asked all the time “Who has the best MPLS network?”. Well first of all that word best has to be broken down a little because…

Unified Communications, don’t miss the call!

Posted by:SteveRoos

Unified Communications, don’t miss the call! How does the modern day corporate VIP, get unified communications (UC) to work for them. As an engineer I would have never thought that I would have some of the same job responsibilities that I had thirty years ago as an Airman in the United States Air Force. Sometimes…

Internet availability vs. MPLS availability

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Internet availability vs. MPLS availability? There’s no question broadband is everywhere these days.  In your car, restaurant, shops, businesses, even on the top of the highest mountains and in some of the most remote places on earth.  With the right equipment a digital data transmission can be sent from just about anywhere.  The ubiquity of…

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