said by Cheap :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.
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.
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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