Skyway Business Fibre Compared to TELUS PureFibre™

Not all Fibre is created equal. Sure, TELUS PureFibre™ is great for residential networks. But watching movies at home isn’t the same as managing a business network. Businesses depend on the ability to connect seamlessly and instantly to customers, employees, services and data with no downtime. TELUS PureFibre™ certainly seems like a great deal, but can you really afford to trust your eCommerce, video conferencing, file transfers and backup to a shared, residential-grade internet service?
The short answer is yes — in some cases, now you can! We now offer our own Skyway-Managed TELUS Purefibre™ which, when combined with SD-WAN Failover, Policy Routing and QoS, provides many of the benefits of Dedicated Fibre at a much lower cost. This table compares Skyway West Dedicated Business Fibre to Skyway-Managed TELUS PureFibre™ and to  PureFibre™ provided by TELUS. Critically, PureFibre™ from TELUS is a best effort service like DSL or Cable, and is delivered on a shared network. For those who can’t justify paying for dedicated fibre, check out the middle column: Skyway’s Managed TELUS PureFibre™ with included Skyway Private IPs and optional Failover expands the capabilities of TELUS PureFibre™, vastly improving your internet reliability and experience while making it much more robust.
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Business Level Differences

Skyway Dedicated Fibre Skyway Managed PureFibre Telus PureFibre
Fibre Support 24/7
Performance Guarantees
Meantime to Repair SLA 4 Hr
Availability SLA 99.999% (with Skyway Failover)
Direct Peering with Independent ISPs
Traffic Analysis
Unlimited Traffic (on some services)
Inbound Static IP Failover
Outbound Static IP Failover
Policy Routing
Class of Service (CoS) up to 4 classes Priority Queuing Best Effort
Coverage National Select Locations Select Locations
Public IP Addresses * CIDR /29 (5 usable static IP) CIDR /29 (5 usable static IP) 2 Public Dynamic
Multi-site Private Networks ** Unlimited Private IPs Unlimited Private IPs
Dedicated, Private Connection to Cloud Services

Technical Differences

Skyway Dedicated Fibre Skyway Managed PureFibre Telus PureFibre
MTU Size up to 9100 1500 1500
Speed up to 10 Gbps up to 940 Mbps up to 940 Mbps
Power AC/DC/Hardened AC only AC only
Hardware NID and no NID Managed Router Modem only
CoS Preservation
Multi-site Shared VLAN
VLAN Tagging Support
VLAN Translation
Multiple EVC Capable
Dedicated UNI
UNI port options Multiple Fibre or Ethernet Single Fibre or Multiple Ethernet

†Skyway’s SLA is backed by credits for downtime.
*CIDR /29 blocks are available from Telus for $12/block. Skyway includes the first block for free, additional blocks are available for $8/block.
**Starting at $50/month per site, over our own or any other ISP’s service (including PureFibre), Skyway can provide Public or Private IPs. Private IPs protect customers from Denial of Service attacks, and are used to build Private Networks. Other Skyway add-ons available include Failover, Policy Routing and Class of Service.