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T1- Number of Connections

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Hi,

I am begining a wisp, trying to start off small and expand over time. I want to offer a high speed alternative to dsl or cable in an area where neither is availalbe.My question is simply this, if using a T1 line I believe I may have to have as many as 30 people on the line just to break even, or 50 people to make a profit in the begining. I have read about the 1/3 rule, that says figure 1/3 of the people will be on at any given time, but for peak times I know it can be more, so i am going to look this up on a worst case scenario situation.

Would I still have a high speed internet connection setup if 50 people were to be on a single T1 line?

Thanks,
Chad
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by:Wraith10
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You should find your question answered here:

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question372.htm
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by:wrwiii12
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check with verizon to see if they offer FIOS in your area yet.  It will give you huge speeds.  If you are looking to have only outgoing traffic and not too much incoming traffic IE webservers, mailserver then I would not waste your time with a T1 because your cable company will offer you a much faster download rate than a T1 at a much cheaper cost but the upload   speed will be less.  Like I said if your not serving webpages or remote logon you will be ok
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Well the whole point of my service is bringing high speed internet to an area that currently does not have any form of high spee internet. I am thinking my only choice is T1, I do not have a big backing so I am trying to figure out how much speed I need to offer so my subscribers would be fairing much better than dialup.

Thanks,
Cha
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ahhhhh OK.  A T1 can handle many users(approx. 500) normal activity.  The issue comes in when you have P2P and downloading hogs.  You might need to limit certain services on the firewall in order to stop this.  You could buy a high speed connection in a populated are and put in a alvarion wireless system and feed to the customers that way.  I have one of them setup and it works great for remote locations.  I think it broadcasts 10 miles
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Thanks for the help.
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