I have been a Verizon wireless customer since it was called Airtouch. I am a media producer and have being working from home and recently decided to move to an office in Covina California, I committed to lease the office without checking first if there was high speed internet service in that area. I came to find out that the only company providing internet was Verizon, after talking to a sales representative he tells me that the highest speed they offer was up to 3 Mbps download with a 2 year contract at $ 47 a month. At the moment I get with AT&T for $43, up to 12 Mbps speed which is very good for the file size I send and receive.
When I asked the sales person how come they don't have anything faster for business he says "because your office is far from our central building" What?
My disappointment is this: Why don't they offer the same type of speeds they offer on residential plans? And how come they don't have the same services in all areas? They don't even offer FIOS in my area. I'm searching for other options that don't require installation of dedicated line that could cost up to $1,000 a month. Anybody has experienced the same problem?
Another option to get high speed internet for your business is getting one of the wireless wifi/myfi boxes. Up to 5 people can get on at once and you can take it with you wherever you go. It's a portable internet connection. You could also get a broadband card. If there are cable providers for the building you could look at their DSL packages too.