I want to setup my clients throughout California to download large files to their customers. Provider location is not an issue. I need a way to evaluate providers based on speed of downloads: What hardware is most important or a potential bottle neck: the T1, T3 combo, the backbone lines they use, their own geography(are some areas simply wired better?). If speed was your only concern what provider would you use... a web reference would help. All new lingo to me but there must be an easy checkoff list of hardware, software and linking sytem criteria. Thanks from an uplinked, remote, online, high tech, blurry eyed bear!