Premium Content?

Folks,

I have been going over the idea of premium content within my blogs. I find myself wanting to write more and more, and writing would help one of my other projects I have going.  However, I don’t make any direct money from the blog.

In an effort to provide more regular content, I have come up with the following ideas.

1.I will be implementing a premium posts section of this blog.  For the foreseeable future, this will be a free section. All that will be required is you fill out a simple registration.  We won’t spam you, but you will have the option to be notified of updates.

2.I will be doing more sponsored posts to keep as much content as possible in the non-premium space.  As a result, I am looking for vendors with products they would like reviewed.  The idea is if I buy a product with my own money, it’s most likely going to be a premium post.  If a vendor or manufacturer wish to send a product to be reviewed this will be a public post.

I am looking for vendors and manufacturers that wish to be regular sponsors. This strategy is open and fluid as things progress.

MTIN announces new pricing tiers

MTIN is happy to announce support tiers for our clients.  This allows us to grow, while still being in budget range of the smaller operators.  This is our first rate increase in over 3 years.  By breaking our rates into two tiers this allows us to grow our increasing client base while still being an affordable client. The price levels allow us to add additional resources, automation, and tools to bring better service to clients.

Tier I Support
Network/Server Work                               $97 per hour
Late night & Weekend support                 $125 per hour

Hourly Blocks
5 hours              $461   (5% discount)
10 hours            $899   (7% discount)
15 hours            $1310 (10% discount)

On-Site consulting services                      $700 per day plus expenses
On-Site tower work                                  $500-1500 per day plus expenses (job specific)

Tier1 emergency response times for Tier I customers with a time balance.
Normal working hours (2 hour maximum)
Late night and weekend (3 hour maximum)

 

 

Tier II Support
Network/Server Work                                $79 per hour
Late night & Weekend support                  $99 per hour

Hourly Blocks
5 hours                       $395
10 hours                     $790
15 hours                     $1067 (10% discount)

Tier2 emergency response times for Tier II customers with a time balance
Normal working hours (4 hour maximum)
Late night and weekend (5 hour maximum)

 

 

Contracts available
-Priority support
-Faster response times
-Late night & Weekend support rates don’t apply
-Access to backend monitoring and other services
Contact MTIN on details on contracts

Policy details

1.Late night and Weekend is defined as. 9PM-9AM EST MONDAY-FRIDAY & 8PM EST FRIDAY -9AM Monday. For West coast and customer in other time frames work can be schedule to meet your needs and not be charge for after hours.

2.All customers who don’t have pre-purchased time will be served on a best effort service. Priority will be given to contract customers, and then customers with a balance, and finally to “walk-in” customers.

3.All times stated are maximum times for response. Depending on workload, times are typically much less.

MTIN announces IPv6 peering in Indianapolis, Indiana

MTIN is happy to announce free ipV6 peering in Indianapolis.  If you are a provider with a presence at 733 Henry Street Indianapolis, Indiana we will peer on the IPv6 backbone with you for free.  All you have to do is make it to us via a cross connect.  If you want to peer on IPv4, and are not already, we might be able to assume the cost of that cross-connect.

Contact MTIN for details.

Most Popular Services

I was recently asked what some of our most popular services we offer to clients are.  The following are the top ones that come to mind

1.Converting bridged networks to routed
2.Remote Monitoring from our Data Centers. This allows a client to be notified in case they lose connectivity to the outside world.
3.Backend automation.  Implementing radius, monitoring links, and other things to give the ISP more information
4.Data Center services such as DNS hosting, circuit termination, and bandwidth.
5.Mikrotik configuration and support

Sponsorships and Ads

Since we finally were able to find a theme we like we now are offering the following:

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