Also keep in mind that dedicated circuits are monitored much more closely then cable modems / DSL. With a t1 you will probably be notified by email and phone for any interruption in service.
On May 20, 2011 12:33 PM, "Conor Schaefer" <email@example.com
> At the agency where I work, we use Comcast cable for our needs (about 50
> hosts, roughly, and much of what needs done is intranet), and also have a T1
> line as a fallback. As long as your switch supports two WANs, then you
> should be able to use this setup. When we have outages with Comcast, which
> happens about once every three or fourth months, I'd guess, and lasts most
> of a morning, then T1 fallback keeps us running.
> If you don't have the resources to invest in this kind of redundancy, I
> think the Comcast would be acceptable, as long as you don't mind that
> intermittent downtime. YMMV. I'm excited that the Fairmount area is getting
> FiOS, so watch for expansions of that service area, too.
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Julien Mills <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> I'm investigating a new ISP for my small to medium sized business.
>> At the moment we have SDSL 1.5 Mb for about $269/month from Earthlink.
>> I can get 50 down/10 up from Comcast (cable) for about $200/month.
>> I can get 3 down/768K up from Verizon dsl for about about $100/month.
>> A T1 is 1.5 both ways for about $400/month.
>> The Verizon guy claims that a T1 at 1.5 Mbps is going to be faster than the
>> 3 M dsl line. Is he right? I don't know. Should I get a T1?
>> I'm tempted to go with Comcast, less reliable I'm sure but way faster for
>> the money. For us, I'm not sure it's worth paying for reliability we don't
>> So, any thoughts? Any other paths I should investigate?
>> Julien M.
>> Julien Mills email@example.com
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