Difference of T1 vs ADSL
Posted on 2006-06-28
Can someone please help me. I am looking to find the technical difference of a T1 connection vs ADSL. I understand most of the technical differences in the technologies themselves, but what I am looking for is a difference a specific case. We have several sites that are spread throughout a small city. There are about a dozen sites that previously were connected to the internet via T1 lines. These sites would connect to a central site where the main servers are located. The decision was made (for cost reasons) to change these connections from T1's to ADSL connections. Now that these changes have been made, the connection speeds at these locations are slower to the central servers.What I am trying to discover is if 2 sites (A and B) are located 5 miles apart, site A is connected to Bellsouth via ADSL and site B is connected by a T1. Would the traffic between the 2 site ever leave the Bellsouth circuits? If not, would the sites run slower on DSL as opposed to T1 simply becasue of the slower upstream speed of the ADSL line.
Thanks for any info you can provide.
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