OC-768 monthly rate

Posted on 2004-09-22
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
not that i could ever afford it...
I was wondering how much an OC-768 connetion (40gbps) would cost per month?
if possible could you list a website showing the price
Question by:death734
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 79

Expert Comment

ID: 12142622
Depends. You can rent dark fiber cheap, based on per-mile rate. Then you can setup your own OC198 equipment at the ends and not have a high monthly charge (perhaps a couple thousand $)
Considering OC3 is about $12,000 / month, OC-768 is used in very specific applications, its one of those things that is custom priced.
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 12196757
As always lrmoore is correct. If you were actually able to get this kind of link from someone, price would be negotiated. Anything above OC-3 is often custom pricing for each situation.

It's kinda like what they say about buying a Rolls Royce (or other luxuxy car): "if you have to ask how much it costs, then you can't afford it" ;)

Author Comment

ID: 12196773
at least give me an estimate
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

LVL 79

Expert Comment

ID: 12196842
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

td_miles earned 100 total points
ID: 12196892
You're not getting it. You CANNOT find prices on this type of service. Any of the places on the web will take your email/phone and want to call you. Once they find out that you just want to know how much it costs and you don't actually want a service, they'll (politely) hang up on you.

For some pricing on Internet connections, you could try:

An estimates on what it might be from their site:
"OC48 for only $150,000 per month", which if you multiply by 16 (768/48) you get $2.4mil

another line on their site says:
"Buy DS-3 to OC-12 Internet access in many cities for only $38 per Mbps", which if you multiply out (40000 Mbps) you get $1.52mil

In addition to the costs from the ISP, you would need to spend a lot of money on equipment as well. The next problem would be what sort of connection your ISP has. If you have 40Gbps to your ISP, but they only have 10Gps (OC-192) connection to anywhere else, then you will only be able to get a max of 10Gbps out of your connection. If you are wanting to use it as a point-to-point solution, again, you need something that is going to generate 40Gbps of site-to-site traffic.

Author Comment

ID: 12197088
but wouldn't it be great to have a oc-768 internet connection.

it make standard cable modem (3000k/256k) look like ****ing ****

Expert Comment

ID: 26147322
it would be great, but there isnt a single computer in the world that could even use a quarter of that.  it's completely pointless, give me 100mb (up and down) and i'll be more than happy.

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

    Over the past few years, small business and home owners have become so dependent on internet that a need for redundancy has arisen.    What happens when your small business or home / home office loses its internet connection?  The results c…
This solves the problem of diagnosing why an internet connection is no longer working. It also helps identify the likely cause of the lost connection if the procedure fails to re-establish your internet connection. It helps to pinpoint the likely co…
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now