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Have a chance at renting a new office is Boston

We have a chance of renting a new office ( second office ) in Boston.

The last time we rented a new office the old tenants cut all the electrical wires and we had to pay thousands to replace them because we did not check it out ahead of time.

For the IT Manger to check out this prospective office what all would I check ?
Run to all plugs with a 10$ plug in power tester.
What is rule of thumb for bandwidth per person ?
What is the rule of thumb for Electric per person ?
Pictures of the electrical box.
Check the wiring out to make sure it is not 14 amp antique stuff.
Cooling ( I do not think there is going to be a server there but cooling is needed and power is needed to cool it )

Thank you

timfox123
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gheistCommented:
If floors can stand UPS, and if you can install your cabling without rebuilding all the walls...
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Mike SmithEnterprise VoIP & ISP BrokerCommented:
Being a provider broker who works with a lot of companies when they move, I'm pretty familiar with the ISP side of what you should look at.  

Make sure you check with a telecom/cloud broker for bandwidth availability.  It makes a big difference if you need a good Internet connection.  Bandwidth per user doesn't have a standard, since all businesses are using the Internet differently.  It could add up to over $1,000/month in bandwidth pricing difference.

Phone lines per person are typically 1 phone line for every 4 people in the office but that also depends on your phone usage.  Costs can vary, depending on provider availability - see above paragraph.

Most of all, allow 2 months+ for telecom/ISP installation.  We have received WAY too many people over the years trying to get it done in 4 weeks and angry that the ISP's can't deliver faster.
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gheistCommented:
You can jump on voip + PoE to keep cabling simple
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Hello Gheist

Are you saying use Cisco voip phones ?  that is what we use however I did not say that.  

If we are voip cisco do we need zero phone lines in, just a fax line if we need it or even a pbx ?
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Thank you all !!
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