said by Cheap :
Easy answer ...... T1 Connections to serve rural areas. T1's are dyeing any how...... They are Way Way over priced becouse they are marketed as a business connection, and could have a better purpose providing cheap internet connections for rural customers.
You appear to have a distinct misunderstanding of what a T-1 connection is, why it costs so much, and why it is inappropriate for those unwilling to pay that high cost.
I have a T-1, and use it to serve my ecommerce web sites. I pay through the nose for it, over $600 per month (It was over $1200 when I got it a dozen years ago). Because that bandwidth is so precious I don't want my employees using it to watch their favorite youtube videos (I have a liberal policy concerning internet use at work), so I pay another $50 per month to provide a 6 meg DSL line to be used for anything they want as long as it is legal and conforms to workplace etiquette.
Don't you think I would be using that DSL for serving my ecommerce websites if it was adequate? 4 times the bandwidth for 1/12th the cost! Sorry, the DSL line is simply inadequate for that purpose.
Similarly the relatively slow 1.5Mbps T-1 is a poor choice for serious web surfing in this video age.
Study the differences between dedicated bandwidth (the T-1) and shared bandwidth (the DSL). Then when you have done that note what dedicated bandwidth over satellite costs: In the neighborhood of $4,000 per month for 1Mbps!
Note also that a big consideration of a T-1 is its synchronous nature. I need very little downstream speed, but I use all of that 1.5Mbps outgoing. The 6Mbps DSL comes only with 768Kbps on the out side, and only rarely actually achieves that.
Since all terrestrial communication from a particular rural location generally rides on the same physical carrier, using the carrier up with dedicated lines when they aren't needed 24 hours per day is just plain crazy.--
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